This captivating, ethereal story follows Magnus, a UK neurologist working in New York, whose fiancée has just passed away. As he processes her loss and focuses on a Jane Doe coma patient he is conducting research on, other central female relationships in his life begin to surface, requiring recompense for past damages. The novel maintains a cautious, dreamlike current throughout, moving the main character like a river that at last channels out into open water. Recommended By Aubrey W., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
From the critically acclaimed Olaf Olafsson, an intimate yet sweeping story of a New York neurologist and the three women who change his life
An overlooked pianist who finally receives fraught success after decades of disappointment. An elusive dancer whose untimely death her fianc is desperate to untangle. A mysterious patient who is comatose after a violent accident.
These are the three women who animate Olaf Olafsson's brilliantly rendered One Station Away. Magnus, a New York neurologist--son to one, lover to another, and doctor to a third--is the thread that binds these women's stories together as he navigates relationships defined by compromise and misunderstanding, guilt and forgiveness, and, most of all, by an obsessive attempt to communicate--to understand and to be understood, to love and to be loved.
A deeply affecting family tale, a heart-rending love story that spans the globe, and a suspenseful drama at the edge of the mystery of life and death, One Station Away is a profoundly moving story of memory, identity, and misconnection, a novel of haunting power and lasting insight.