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About This Month's Book:
The Living Sea of Waking Dreams by Richard Flanagan
From the acclaimed Booker Prize-winning author comes a dazzling novel of family, love and love’s disappointments—a poignant mother-daughter story and a meditation on aging parents.
Anna’s aged mother is dying. Condemned by her children’s pity to living, subjected to increasingly desperate medical interventions, she turns her focus to her hospital window, through which she escapes into visions of horror and delight. When Anna’s finger vanishes and a few months later her knee disappears, Anna too feels the pull of the window. She begins to see that all around her, others are similarly vanishing, yet no one else notices. All Anna can do is keep her mother alive. But the window keeps opening wider, taking Anna and the reader ever deeper into an eerily beautiful story of grief and possibility, of loss and love and orange-bellied parrots.