Schrödinger’s Cat - by Eileen Schuh
11/26/2011 2:37 PM
Genre: Science Fiction/Women’s Issuese
Chordelia, straddling two of the realities proposed in Everett’s Many Worlds Theory of Quantum Physics, has no idea how distorted the line is between choice and fate. In one of her worlds, Chorie’s young daughter is dying—a drama that quickly contaminates her other, much rosier, reality. Before long, the emotional burden of dealing with two separate lives spawns heated legal battles, endangers her role as mother and wife, and causes people in both universes to judge her insane. As her lives begin to crumble, so does Chorie’s heart and mind. When Dr. Penny, a man with disturbing, murky, hypnotic eyes offers to rid her of the life that’s causing so much pain, she must decide if she is willing to sacrifice the chance to be with her dying child for the chance to save her marriage and experience happiness. She thinks she’s planned it well — she’s researched her choices, prepared herself for the consequences, put everything in place. She makes her decision. However....Life, as it has the propensity to do, strikes back with the dark and unexpected.