Reed, Mary Lynn
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SINGULARITIES is a work of fiction; it is the beginning of a novel about a mathematician, Allie Waters, who is haunted--and still mesmerized--by her lover, Shelby, more than twenty years after her death. The novel is structured as a collection of individual pieces of Allie's memory as filtered through her mathematically-inspired theory of life based on the "Calculus of Residues." Some of Allie's "singularities" include her experiences growing up in rural Florida with her best friend Michael, a series of mystical out-of-body experiences that are ultimately diagnosed as temporal lobe seizures, her short but intense relationship with Shelby in college, and the complex connection she continues to share with both Shelby and Michael throughout her life.