Kip - a New York jazz pianist whose career was cut short by a neurological disease - returns from a failed suicide attempt with a vivid, detailed memory of his journey through the afterlife. Resembling the world as he knows it, but unlimited in space and time, it’s unlike any eternity he has contemplated. Its residents are those who choose not to reincarnate, which would erase all memory of who they once were. Kip has a quest: to find his beloved Lucy, a yoga teacher who shared his apartment for years but died of leukemia before he took his own life.
Is she still here? Has she waited for him, or “gone back” to become someone else?
In his odyssey across centuries and locales (Istanbul to the Marquesas Islands, India to Oklahoma and New Guinea) to find her, Kip is guided by Walt Whitman - who urges him to write this memoir on his return.
A good idea for a story but flawed in places. The story was going well until the introduction of Walt Whitman. It became then quite arduous to get through. Nowhere near the same impact as What dreams may come.
However it was a nice story and leaves you wondering at the end whether it could be true.
Unexpected pleasure, I listen to audiobooks and podcast all the time- true crime, classics, Stephan king new best sellers. I chose this read and listen from my kindle unlimited randomly. I enjoyed every minute. I hope the author has more available. I will be on the lookout as soon as I click send !