Elsewhere Themes

Gabrielle Zevin
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Grief

When Lizzie is killed by a taxi cab, her family is devastated. As Lizzie watches over them, her parents becomes withdrawn and dark, her brother a comic attempting to get his parents' attention. Lizzie too grieves for her life. When Lizzie comes to understand that she is not dreaming, that she is really dead, she is filled with anger at all the things she will never experience in her life. Lizzie becomes obsessed with watching her family and friends on Earth and even tries to get word to her family about the man who hit her in the hit and run accident. Even as Lizzie appears to have come to accept her death, she finds that her death has little meaning and she attempts to return to Earth.

Owen was also devastated when he died at the age of twenty-six. Married to his childhood sweetheart, Owen cannot let...

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