New Novel Places a Mind-reading Young Man in Peril

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Molly Tabachnikov’s “Whispers in the Night” is an exciting addition to the science fiction genre.

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learning how to cope with the responsibility it imposes can be related to universally

How would a young boy grow up if he could read other people’s minds? This is the central question in Molly Tabachnikov’s new science fiction novel “Whispers in the Night” (published by iUniverse).

Fox Monroe first begins to read minds when he is 6 years old. Although he loves his two fathers, he cannot tell them about it. The only one he can confide in is his best friend, Sonia. When they enter their teenage years, however, he finds out a shocking truth about her. He uses his ability to try to help her, but the results are disastrous.

As Fox grows, his powers develop, and he does not always use them well. Finally unable to deal with the guilt his actions have engendered, Fox runs away at age 17. He adopts the wandering life, trying to help people, while the century progresses. At the same time he has to cope with the malevolent shadowy presence that pursues him and the problems cause by climate change.

Tabachnikov knows that readers will relate to the characters in her book. “Fox is an engaging child,” she says. “The problem he faces, learning how to use his telepathic ability, is unusual, but learning how to cope with the responsibility it imposes can be related to universally.”

With a compelling young protagonist, intriguing supporting characters and plot points that include coming-of-age, telepathy, climate change and same-sex marriages, “Whispers in the Night” is certain to appeal to both science fiction readers.

About the Author
Molly Tabachnikov was a high school English teacher in New York City for 30 years. When she retired in 1995 she was able to begin to develop her writing. She loves to read science fiction and decided to try to join the ranks of writers in the genre. Tabachnikov divides her time between south Florida and western Massachusetts.

Tabachnikov is also the author of a collection of short stories, “The Way It Should Be.”

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