A one-of-a-kind novel, like nothing you've ever read,
Inventing Memory is a stunning blend of fantasy and
reality, exposing the secret links between the mythic, the
mundane, and the timeless mysteries of the human heart.
Shula is a slave in fabled Sumer---until Inanna, Queen of
Heaven, appears before her. Chosen by the Goddess for
reasons she cannot begin to fathom, Shula is freed from
bondage and set upon an uncertain path toward a new and
mysterious destiny. But the attention of the gods is a
dangerous thing, and Shula may have cause to regret the day
she first laid eyes on the Holy Inanna.
Wendy Chrenko, former high school misfit, is now an
overworked graduate student, researching her
dissertation "Remnants of Matriarchy in the Ancient
Sumerian Inanna Cycle." Still smarting from the painful
wounds of a failed love affair, Wendy is bound and
determined to prove that men and women once lived together
in perfect equality, even if it means volunteering for a
bizarre and dangerous scientific experiment.
Separated by millennia, Shula and Wendy appear to be two
very different women, leading completely separate lives.
Or maybe not.