Thursday, December 15, 2016
Rat Catcher's Yellows by Charlie Jane Anders
This was a sad/hopeful story.
Or maybe it was hopeful/sad.
Nope. It was sad then a little bit hopeful in a sad and defeated kind of way.
Shary is suffering from a degenerative mental disease and Grace, her wife, is coping with it as best she can.
Grace introduces her to an immersive video game that she connects to quickly.
Somehow this game connects with others suffering from the same condition.
It was a heart breaking story that will ring true with anybody who has a loved one suffering from dementia.
The collection can surprise in that there is some real depth in the story selections. I am very impressed with the scope the editors have included in this volume.
Charlie Jane Anders - http://allthebirdsinthesky.tumblr.com/