About The Book
Space Hopper by Helen Fisher, Although Faye is happy with her life, the loss of her mother as a child weighs on her mind even more now that she is a mother herself. So she is amazed when, in an extraordinary turn of events, she finds herself back in her childhood home in the 1970s. Faced with the chance to finally seek answers to her questions – but away from her own family – how much is she willing to give up for another moment with her mother?
What would you do if you could travel back in time?
My first thing would be to say to my mum to go to the doctor before it’s too late…
This is the story of Faye, she has a happy life but she can’t forget her mother who died when she was young, so, when one day she feels transported to her childhood in the 1970s, when her mother is still alive and she can be with her again.
But this is not a book about reencounters but choices; how much time is she willing to spend in the past instead of the present with her family? Will the choices she makes in the past affect in the present? Faye will tell the story in first person, so we’ll know her struggles from the beginning; how she hides her travels from her family and knows that what she is doing is not completely right but can’t stop doing it.
This is a story to enjoy, but at the same time to make us reflect on our decisions, the repercussions of our acts and how much we would sacrifice for five minutes more with the person we miss.
I have to say that this had been a very interesting read, having lost my mother a few years ago, it was easy to connect with Faye, the need to talk to her again, hug her or say that I love her. But as I said previously, the doubts of the consequences of the actions are there…
This is an emotional book, bitter sweet and introspective; you will like it or not, but believe me, it is worth the read!
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About The Author
Helen Fisher spent her early life in America, but grew up mainly in Suffolk where she now lives with her two children. She studied Psychology at Westminster University and Ergonomics at UCL and worked as a senior evaluator in research at RNIB. Space Hopper is her first novel.