Mnemosyne: A Love Affair with Memory is a beautifully written, powerful book about two men from different centuries who are struggling with memory. One is struggling with his own memories; the other is working to define and codify what memory is. These two stories, however, are more about the soul journey of each man. Larry’s journey is one through the painful memories of childhood sexual abuse — a journey through the darkness of the soul into the light. Richard’s story is a journey of a man who goes from the height of his career to being shunned for his research into memory and the decisions he made in his life. The powerful scene at the end of Richard’s story is a image that will stay with you. Larry’s story, however, is one that inspires and uplifts. It is a testament that life can be a joyful experience, even if one has endured horrifying abuse as a child As a therapist, I have worked with many clients who struggle with a painful past. As such, I honor the courage Larry has shown in creating a work that will be an inspiration to any person who is struggling with life’s painful issues.
Review by Olivia
Mnemosyne: A Love Affair with Memory, written by Larry L Franklin, is a work of creative nonfiction, and can be purchased as an ebook, paperback or hardback at Amazon and most bookstores. Please checkout the links to the Introduction and Chapter One.