ABOUT THE BOOK
’Beautifully explored and deeply complex’ Gal Gadot
Joyful, devastating, and profound, Meet Me in Another Life is a story of love and connection in every possible form that will captivate fans of Stuart Turton, Claire North, and Audrey Niffenegger.
Thora and Santi have met before…
Under the clocktower in central Cologne, with nothing but the stars above and their futures ahead.
They will meet again…
They don’t know it yet, but they’ll meet again: in numerous lives they will become friends, colleagues, lovers, enemies – meeting over and over for the first time, every time; each coming to know every version of the other.
Only they can make sure it’s not for the last time.
But as they’re endlessly drawn together and the lines between their different lives begin to blur, they are faced with one question: why?
They must discover the truth of their strange attachment before this, and all their lives, are lost forever.
There are times that a book cover can be the reason I chose to read a book or the title, and I don’t read the blurb. This was one of these books. I felt like a child on Christmas day, as I was taken off guard when one of them, what I thought was the main character, died. Then there they were again, both different but the same people. I like, what just happened?
I was fascinated as they got to know everything about each other. We are never the same person to everyone. We are different as a friend than what we are to our parents or children. Each will not know us in these different roles. Going out with friends in the evening is nothing like taking the children out. Thora and Santi get to know every aspect of each other.
They aren’t always the same age, with Santi being Thora’s teacher in one life while she is almost at the end of her life, an old woman, when he is a young man. They will love each other, hate each other, be friends, and eventually try to work out why this is happening to them.
I liked how the author had other characters interwoven in Thora and Santi’s lives, even though they were unaware of the re-births themselves. I wanted to know why this was happening in each chapter, but I did not want it to end. It is a cracking story with an ending that I hadn’t even given a thought to.
I wish to thank the publisher and Net Galley for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Catriona Silvey was born in Glasgow and grew up in Perthshire and Derbyshire, which left her with a strange accent and a distrust of flat places. She overcame the latter to do a BA in English at Cambridge, and spent the next few years there working in scientific publishing. After that she did a PhD in language evolution, in the hope of finding out where all these words came from in the first place.
Following stints in Edinburgh and Chicago, she returned to Cambridge, where she lives with her husband and a very peculiar cat. When she’s not working as a researcher studying meaning in language, she writes fantasy and science fiction. Her short stories have been performed at the Edinburgh International Book Festival and shortlisted for the Bridport Prize.