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Lori Hahnel

$54.99 HC / $34.99 PB (T)

252 pages

6 x 9 inches

978-1-77385-467-0 (Hardback)

978-1-77385-468-7 (Paperback)

978-1-77385-469-4 (Institutional PDF)

978-1-77385-470-0 (ePub)

September 2023

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About the Book

Flicker is a thrilling novel about time travel, scientific discovery, and the power of love.

Cass Reisender doesn’t enjoy her psychic abilities. They appeared after her parents were killed in a tragic accident and led her to Madame Freyja, a travelling fortune teller and all-round terrible person. Swearing to leave both her psychic sensitivity and Madame Freyja behind, Cass starts again in Calgary, Alberta, a city with nothing supernatural about it at all. Then Cass touches a strange antique device and her new life is blown apart.

Transported to West Orange, New Jersey, in the year 1900, Cass meets the dashing Erik Thorvaldsen in Thomas Edison’s—that Thomas Edison’s—laboratory. As she and Erik grow closer, Cass finally accepts herself as she finds love in a life lived across centuries. Yet Madame Freyja lurks in the shadows, hungry for the power of the time travel device. When Madame Freyja strikes, Cass must face both her fears and her past or lose her connection to Erik forever.

Flicker is a playful, fast-paced romp through the golden age of invention, mythology, and the supernatural. This is a novel for everyone who believes in the power of scientific curiosity and the strength of the human heart.

About the Author

Lori Hahnel is the award-winning author of Love Minus Zero and Vermin. She writes fiction about love, loss, longing, and the lives of women and is fascinated by outsiders, misfits, the strange, and the forgotten. Lori has taught creative writing at Mount Royal University and the Alexandra Writer’s Centre, and has served as a mentor via the Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity, the Writer’s Guild of Alberta, and AWCS.

Praise for Flicker

Lori Hahnel seduces the reader with a magical, charming tale of a woman’s foray into the past. Flicker is a delightfully compelling read.

—Jerry Levy, author of The Quantum Theory of Love and Madness