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Author: Sinclair, Kelly
Publication Date: 02/01/2015
Publisher: Lethe Press
Binding: Paperback
Media: Book


Psychiatrist Carla Turner sets out to disprove reincarnation. To make her point and strike a blow for science, she enlists Amy Duran, her favorite patient, for a past-life regression that Carla believes is destined to fail. But a potent, experimental drug used for the study works all too well. Amy is swept away into her previous life as Isao Watanabe, a Japanese World War II veteran, who finds twenty-first century Austin, Texas, to be as shocking as the female body he now inhabits. To bring back her beloved Amy, Carla must battle a powerful drug company as well as her headline-chasing former professor, a woman determined to establish that past-life regression exists. If Amy returns to the present, what happens to the charismatic Isao? Can two people-one male, one female; one dead, one alive-share the same body? In the Now, an intuitive exploration of identity, gender, and faith, asks the thought-provoking question, what if reincarnation is a biological fact? And if it’s real, how do you face all the good and evil you’ve done-in this lifetime or your last? A finalist for the Lambda Literary Award.