Montimore, Margarita

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(?   -    ) US author whose first novel of psychic distress and disarray, Asleep from Day (2018), investigates the one-day Amnesia of its protagonist through scenes that bleed into the fantastic (see Fantastika), though without any explicit dissolving of borders. She is of sf interest for her second novel, Oona Out of Order (2020; vt The Rearranged Life of Oona Lockhart 2020), whose protagonist, every New Year's Day, is Timeslipped into a different year of her life, sometimes forwards, sometimes backwards, living through each new year until the next anniversary (see Time Out of Sequence). As with many tales of Time Travel, she is tempted during sojourns in her earlier years to gain from her knowledge: and duly becomes rich, at least once. The focus of Oona, however, is on Identity: its persistence, its continuity, its chopping into shards, like a kaleidoscope. [JC]

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