by Teel McClanahan III
(292 pages, (c)2009,
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A spin-off novel in the same universe as Lost and Not Found which doesn’t require you to have read that book to understand it. Featuring a zombie outbreak and a strange sort of doomsday, but really focusing on how coming through those experiences into utopia and freedom effects different people, Forget What You Can’t Remember is an exploration of the human mind under pressure. It’s about relationships, memory, opportunity, and dealing with their loss – and other kinds of loss.
From the back cover:
And someone who actually finished writing a novel in a month!
Mary, Lance, Brady, Lorraine, and the Sergeant are a handful of the survivors from a zombie outbreak that decimates a city. Each of them responds a little differently in the aftermath of the tragedy and to the inexplicable and possibly unrelated memory loss some of them seem to be suffering.
Paul is obsessed with a worldwide cataclysmic event he’s been predicting for years, and while everyone else seems able to go on with their lives in its wake, he just can’t let it go. Add a utopian city in the sky and a mathematician who can fly, then watch all these elements intersect and converge in a place where some see a moral void and others can’t escape deep questions of right and wrong.
Forget What You Can’t Remember explores everything from economics and ethics to politics, post-traumatic recovery and the loneliness of heroism. If it doesn’t leave you guessing, it’ll at least get you thinking.
More Lost Memories is a companion book to Forget What You Can’t Remember, a collection of short stories each of which delves deeper into a character, event, or situation from this book. Find out how the zombie trainers died, about Lance’s restaurant, what was really going on in chapter 21, and more.
Available now from Modern Evil Press.