Reset

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Product Details
Price
$27.99  $26.03
Publisher
Blackstone Publishing
Publish Date
Pages
272
Dimensions
6.2 X 9.1 X 1.2 inches | 1.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781094086309

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About the Author

Sarina Dahlan was born into an Indonesian family in Thailand and immigrated to the California desert at the age of twelve. While children in the West grew up on fairy tales, she learned parables through ghost stories, mythologies, and Japanese manga.

A graduate of the University of California, San Diego, with degrees in psychology and visual arts, she has blended both disciplines in careers as an advertising producer, a corporate marketing strategist, and a writer. She lives in San Diego with her young family and a senior cat. Her debut novel, Reset, was an instant bestseller.

Reviews

"Reset captured me on so many levels. On the surface, it's a gorgeous 'what if' scenario, told in a timeless and beautiful way. A level deeper, it's about what makes us human and how our past affects our present if we allow it to. At its core, it's a love story that begs to be read. Once in a blue moon you read a book that leaves its mark on you--this is one of those. It was an absolute pleasure to read."

-- "Naomi Gibson, author of Every Line of You"

Reset by Sarina Dahlan is a hauntingly beautiful love story that explores the nexus of memory, identity, and love. Though technically science fiction it has an atmospheric fairy-tale feel that left me spellbound. The bittersweet ending is surprising, satisfying, and in keeping with the contemplative nature of this tale. This would make an excellent book club read. Reset is a memorable, lyrical debut by Dahlan."

-- "Ruth Mitchell, award-winning author of Deleted"

"Reset is a vivid, evocative journey through a postapocalyptic world that calls on us to examine the relationships between memory, attachment, identity, and love, and to reflect on what chilling costs we might be willing to pay to attempt a conflict-free world. Told with an assured, graceful touch, this compelling debut is a story for our current world, where our beliefs and memories are the new battlegrounds."

-- "Kimiko Guthrie, author of Block Seventeen"

"Who would we be without our memories, without our experiences, especially our loves and losses? Would we still be ourselves? Sarina Dahlan's Reset wraps these questions in crisp, stylish prose and a story about love trying to withstand the rigors of time. This is a book subtle in its intensity, lush and beautiful, while carefully exploring what it means to be human and what we are to each other. Evocative and literary, I highly recommend it."

-- "David R. Slayton, author of White Trash Warlock"

"Reset is a thought-provoking journey into the human psyche that will instantly have you pondering deep questions about the nature of memory, dreams, and reality itself. This bittersweet love story is as cerebral as it is emotional, and Dahlan's ability to strike and maintain that balance is what makes her novel about the significance of memory so memorable."

-- "Bobby Azarian, cognitive neuroscientist, Psychology Today blogger, and author of the forthcoming book The Romance of Reality"

"Dahlan's elegant writing style is as light as a whisper on the wind while still strong enough to probe the unanticipated darkness of a peaceful, yet problematic, postapocalyptic utopia. Reset haunts the reader through an ethereal, existential exploration of memory and meaning that lingers long after the last page."

-- "D. Eric Maikranz, author of The Reincarnationist Papers"

"Love transcends the laws of a dystopian world in Dahlan's immersive debut...Dahlan seamlessly marries sci-fi and romance while building a heady atmosphere through ethereal, dreamlike prose...The original concept and propulsive love story mark Dahlan as a writer to watch. Readers will be mesmerized."

-- "Publishers Weekly"

"Crisp, stylish prose and a story about love trying to withstand the rigors of time. This is a book subtle in its intensity, lush and beautiful, while carefully exploring what it means to be human and what we are to each other. Evocative and literary, I highly recommend it."

-- "David R. Slayton, author of White Trash Warlock"