One Station Away: A Novel Hardcover
by Olaf Olafsson. Edition Date:: 12/05/2017
From the critically acclaimed Olaf Olafsson, an intimate yet sweeping story of a New York neurologist and the three women who change his life
An overlooked pianist who finally receives fraught success after decades of disappointment. An elusive dancer whose untimely death her fiancé is desperate to untangle. A mysterious patient who is comatose after a violent accident.
These are the three women who animate Olaf Olafsson’s brilliantly rendered One Station Away. Magnus, a New York neurologist—son to one, lover to another, and doctor to a third—is the thread that binds these women’s stories together as he navigates relationships defined by compromise and misunderstanding, guilt and forgiveness, and, most of all, by an obsessive attempt to communicate—to understand and to be understood, to love and to be loved.
A deeply affecting family tale, a heart-rending love story that spans the globe, and a suspenseful drama at the edge of the mystery of life and death, One Station Away is a profoundly moving story of memory, identity, and misconnection, a novel of haunting power and lasting insight.
About the Author

An Amazon Best Book of December 2017: In his restrained, intelligent, and highly affecting new novel, Olaf Olafsson portrays a man at a perpetual, frustrating state of estrangement with the world. Olafsson, whose previous novels include The Journey Home and Walking into the Night, here imagines the life of a neurobiologist, Magnus, whose relationships with three women (his pianist mother, his partner, and a “locked in” patient) are marked by questions about authenticity and identity. Magnus is a very particular person, but his desire to know more about the women he loves feels universal. --Sarah Harrison Smith, Amazon Book Review

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