The Memory Hive

A Novel

by Laura Otis



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/3/2020

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 208
ISBN : 9781663207739
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 208
ISBN : 9781663207722

About the Book

While reeling from the after-effects of a painful relationship with a married man, English professor Cara Heming risks everything and marries Diego, a Spanish man she has just met. As she helps her new husband adjust to life in New York, Cara struggles to balance her demanding job and the needs of her demented mother and depressed father. Frustrated by Cara’s focus on her parents and her work, Diego transforms into an angry, jealous, and paranoid partner. Far from perfect herself, puritanically inclined Cara harbors biases that inflame Diego’s rage. When he and Cara’s mother grow increasingly vicious, Cara must join forces with her timid father, who surprises her. Trying to find her way out of the darkness, Cara must fight to survive the consequences of her mistakes. The Memory Hive is the compelling tale of a woman’s journey of tragic errors, terrifying abuse, and growing resilience after she marries a Spanish man she barely knows.

About the Author

Laura Otis has spent her life bringing literature and science together. She holds a BS in biochemistry, an MA in neuroscience, a PhD in comparative literature, and an MFA in fiction. She is the author of six academic books and the novels Clean, Refiner’s Fire, Lacking in Substance, Auf Wiedersehen, and The Tantalus Letters. In 2000, she received a MacArthur Fellowship for creativity. Otis currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia.