‘The Square Root of Summer’ – Harriet Reuter Hapgood

The Square Root of Summer

Gottie H. Oppenheimer has felt things haven’t been the same since the death of her beloved grandfather, Grey, but when time literally starts to disappear she starts to wonder what is going on.

The explanation we are given is that wormholes have opened up and are transporting Gottie to her past. I won’t pretend to admit I understood even half of the ideas in this, but I found it was an interesting frame on which to hang the story.

I did find that I was intrigued by the love story, but I thought the focus on showing Gottie coming to terms with the loss of her grandfather was touching.