The Pos­si­bil­i­ties: A Novel

September 1, 2021

Ever since her son’s har­row­ing birth, Han­nah can’t shake the feel­ing that he so eas­i­ly might not have made it. Ter­ri­fy­ing visions of the dif­fer­ent paths her life could have tak­en begin to dis­rupt her cozy, claus­tro­pho­bic days with Jack, desta­bi­liz­ing her mar­riage and mak­ing her hus­band con­cerned for her men­tal health. Are the strange things Han­nah is see­ing just new-mom anx­i­ety or is some­thing tru­ly weird and sin­is­ter afoot? What if Han­nah real­ly did unlock a dark force dur­ing childbirth?

When Han­nah’s worst night­mare comes true and Jack dis­ap­pears from his crib, she must tap into an extra­or­di­nary abil­i­ty she nev­er knew she had in order to save him: She must enter dif­fer­ent ver­sions of her life while hold­ing on to what is most impor­tant to her in this one to bring her child back home.

From the inti­mate joys of par­ent­hood to the cos­mic awe of the mul­ti­verse, The Pos­si­bil­i­ties is an inge­nious and wild­ly sus­pense­ful nov­el that stares down into the dizzy­ing depths of mater­nal love, vul­ner­a­bil­i­ty, and strength.

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Cour­tesy of Yael Goldstein-Love