When her home is bombed by Serbs Alexa Denisovitch flees Kosovo with her mother. She meets the obnoxious Marya who joins her family emigrating to the US. Living in NYC in poverty Alexa and Marya's infant child are accepted as a tester of Longeva, a life extending drug being developed by GenGineer Laboratories, so they can be paid. The treatments includes diet and exercise routines that must be followed to keep the payments coming. Bad political, environmental and personal events happen to and around Alexa yet she continues struggling to survive.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn wrote "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" about one man's struggle to live one day at a time in the horror of a Soviet gulag. It is a great book, and very depressing. Ivan struggles to survive one more day finding internal resources that allow him to last another day of hopelessness.
Lisa Mason's character Alexa is not imprisoned in a gulag, but she is caught in the conviction she must continue the life-extending drug regime to stay alive. She tries to make the world a better place for other refugees, but side effects of the drugs limit her. She finds her internal resource that allows her to survive many more days in a much more uplifiting manner than poor Ivan Denisovich. Discovering where her strengths lay is not depressing but uplifting for this reader.
One Day in the Life of Alexa ペーパーバック – 2017/5/17
Lisa Mason has published nine novels including Summer of Love (a Philip K. Dick Award Finalist and San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book), The Gilded Age (a New York Times Notable Book and New York Public Library Recommended Book), Strange Ladies: 7 Stories (a collection of previously published short fiction), and two dozen stories and novellas in magazines and anthologies worldwide. Her Omni story, "Tomorrow's Child," sold outright as a feature film to Universal Studios. Lisa Mason lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, the artist and jeweler Tom Robinson.
- 出版社 : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (2017/5/17)
- 発売日 : 2017/5/17
- 言語 : 英語
- ペーパーバック : 220ページ
- ISBN-10 : 1546783091
- ISBN-13 : 978-1546783091
- 寸法 : 12.7 x 1.27 x 20.32 cm