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The Victorian Chaise Longue by Marghanita Laski
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Oct 11, 09

bookshelves: fiction, time-travel, supernatural
Recommended to Nancy by: Laura
Read in October, 2009, read count: 1

Melanie Langdon is fighting tuberculosis and recovering after the birth or her child. Before she was sick and before her child was born, she had visited an antique store and purchased a particularly ugly Victorian chaise-longue.
Sleeping on it one afternoon, Melanie is drawn into the life of Milly Baines and nothing is the same.
The "Victorian Chaise-Longue" is a terrifying novelette. It is terrifying on many levels and thought-provoking on others. It addresses the question of death and time and the chance all is mingled in a way it would be possible to slip from one time to another and one life to another.
The terror comes in the entrapment of the body and mind in a place it cannot escape. And it comes in the knowledge you can save yourself if only someone would listen and not think your illness was causing you not to think clearly.
It also evokes thoughts of time, past, present and future, all co-mingled and the idea that only a small slip is necessary to move from one dimension to another.

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