Crazy Lady or Time Traveler ?

After reading Woman On The Edge of Time, like my peers the first chapter was hard to read and for me, it was not that it was boring it was just the fact the chapter starts with Dolly bleeding because she got beaten by her lover/ pimp Geraldo. Just because she was pregnant with his baby, that really pissed me off. I won’t get into why but the start of the book had me mad so i’m going to just  skip to next part. So Connie is a hispanic female that is struggling to survive the everyday life. Connie is single and has lost her daughter after breaking her  wrist against the door when connie was hungover one night. So basically when we meet Connie she has reached the bottom of her life so far she lost the two things she loved the most Claud the Man she loved and died in prison due to testing the prison was performing and her daughter due to not being able to understand english well and for giving her a beating. We also meet a strange man that is actually a woman that time travels mentally but can be seem to be real to everyone. WHAT???? how can you travel through time mentally but not really be in the past yet be in the past physically to the person in the past? hopefully we will understand a little more on how their time travel works throughout the book. it will either be that or we find out connie is crazy and she never made it out of the madhouse the first time and has been imagining everything after one of her electro shock therapy sessions. Also on page 8 the last paragraph first line ” she lay tied with straps to a bed, staring up at a bare bulb, shot up with meds….she was trapped in her old chicago flat in a fire.” at this point I thought that everything that comes after is just her life flashing before her eyes and she does not really have good memories so she goes out and imagens Luciente as a guide to a better world. a world that i found every similar to the urban planning idea  of Frank LLoyd Wright.frank lloyd wright urban planinghere is an image of his idea, every family gets an acre to themselves. Just as everyone in Luciente time has their very one space to live in and they live out in the open with the animals. compared to the other passages we have read this one is a bit weird but as you can see it has made my mind race with different ideas of what could be going on and reminded me of Frank LLoyd Wrights urban Planning idea from 1932. After visiting that future i cant wait to continue reading now to see if any of my ideas will come true or at least the explanation to what is really going on.

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