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Retrograde by Kat Hausler
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Aug 18, 2017

it was amazing

Retrograde was a stunning debut novel about a relationship's painful collapse. It's a fascinating psychological study of the two lead characters, Helena and Joachim, at various moments in, during, and after their marriage dissolved. As summarized above, the bulk of the story takes place after Helena awakens after an accident with no memory of separating from her husband, an intriguing concept. The imagery was lyrical, and the story developed at a great pace.

I found the characters uneven on occasion, with some motivations that seemed to conflict with their thoughts at earlier points in the novel. I also found the ending very abrupt, but perhaps that's fitting for a novel about how single moments can dramatically change your future.

All in all this was a great, absorbing read, and I'm excited to see what the author publishes next!
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