Oblivion compels us to question our relationship with the dead: our desire to remember them...and to forget. Laura is dead, but she will not go away. Her mother has enshrined her memory; her husband, Andrew, is continually haunted by her presence - even while making love to another woman to whom he cannot commit. Andrew becomes caught between the pain of living and the memories of the dead, traumatized by the recognition that the memory of the only woman he has ever desired will, through life's brutality, be lost. In this haunting and ethereal story the dead demand to be heard, crying out for revenge, forgiveness, understanding. Above all they want to be rescued from the second death of oblivion.
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