STORY-LINE SOLE CONNECTION BY WILLIAM ODAY:
Sole Connection follows a short span of time in the life of Charles Wilder. Professor Wilder’s life was wonderful. He loved his wife, Isabel, to distraction; they both loved and cherished their daughter, Emily. Life was good. Then fate stepped in and Charles and Emily’s life imploded, only to rebound and implode again. How much can a daughter and father take and still go on? Do the Gods look down and laugh at the anguish humans endure? My review of Sole Connection follows.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:
Although I fully expected I would not like this short story, I found myself immediately enmeshed in the pages and longing for more at the end of the book. Sole Connection is an intense look into the life of Charles Wilder; a look which left me in tears. I felt his anguish and sense of lost as well as his hope and joy. ODay skillfully crafted this story-line, filling the pages full of human emotions and desires. He also demonstrated we are at the mercy of something other than ourselves and what we wish or want.