The sum of us : Tales of the bonded and bound

2017, Book , 376 pages ;
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Summary/Review: "If we believe that we are the protagonists of our own lives, then caregivers-our pillars-are ghosts, the bit players, the stock characters, the secon more...
Summary/Review: "If we believe that we are the protagonists of our own lives, then caregivers-our pillars-are ghosts, the bit players, the stock characters, the secondary supports, living lives of quiet trust and toil in the shadows. Summoned to us by the profound magic of great emotional, physical, or psychological need, they play their roles, and when our need diminishes...Fade. These are their stories. children giving care. Dogs and cats giving care. Sidekicks, military, monks, ghosts, robots. Even aliens. Care given by lovers, family professionals. Caregivers who can no longer give. Caregivers who make the decision not to give, and the costs and the consequences that follow. Bound to us by invisible bonds, but with lives,dreams, and passions of their own.Twenty-three science fiction and fantasy authors explore the depth and breadthe of caring and of giving. They find insight, joy, devastation, and heroism in grand sweeps and in tiny niches. And, like wasps made of stinging words, there is pain in giving, and in working one's way through to the light. Our lives and our relationships are complex. But in the end, there is hope, and there is love."
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