This week, we’re taking a closer look at Powell’s Pick of the Month, The Museum of Human History by Rebekah Bergman.
On a small isthmus, a crowd gathers to celebrate (or, maybe, to mourn) the twenty-fifth year of Maeve’s sleep — an eight-year-old who’s hasn’t aged a day in the nearly two decades since she fell into a coma following a near-drowning incident. But she’s not the only anomaly on this island.
Rebekah Bergman’s astounding debut, The Museum of Human History
, breaks open questions of what you’re willing to accept in order to preserve what you might, eventually, lose; how to live in the face of dying and how to die in the face of living; what it...