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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Reflection of Memory by C.L. Holland

Writers of the Future XXV

This is an incredibly intricate look at memory, names, identity and reflections and their connections. The narrative opens on a young lady who has lost her name. She is aided by two strange men: one who converts himself into birds, the other who has golden skin and can heal himself. When she looks into mirrors all reflections reject. So the two men take her to an island South to discover her true name, which may not be something she wants to know. Meanwhile, the relationship between the three gets complicated.

Due to the nature of not knowing one’s identity, aspects of the story lies in shadows although perhaps a little more light could be shed on the situation. An imaginative little mystery about finding the self and finding what you may not what to find.

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