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Quantum Voices

Stephen Spotte

Anax Grayson, a neuroscientist and physicist, enlists in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and is assigned to an undermanned reconnaissance team. One member, Skeeter Hatfield, came of age in a southern West Virginia coal camp and suffered since childhood from a rare malady known as heautoscopic hallucinations during which he sees ghostly, extra-corporeal projections of his dead twin brother. In a journal Grayson records life as a field Marine, his observations of Hatfield's neurological condition, and speculates about matter and time. Hatfield survives a mortar attack and returns home with debilitating wounds. He marries a childhood acquaintance and with her help tries to overcome the terrifying hallucinations of his antagonistic Other. Spotte's narrative mosaic juxtaposes the dysfunctional, barely literate Hatfield family against Grayson's sympathetic erudition, weaving a mesmerizing disquisition on friendship, love, notions of time and space, neuroscience, quantum physics, consciousness, and the myths of agency and selfhood.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Open Books Publishing (UK)
  • Publish Date: Feb 12nd, 2024
  • Pages: 188
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.00in - 5.00in - 0.43in - 0.46lb
  • EAN: 9781948598767
  • Categories: Historical - General