Lynn Sloan the author of “Midstream” has written an intriguing novel. The genres are Fiction, and Literary Fiction. The timeline for this story is 1974, and goes to the past when it pertains to the characters or event This is at the end of the Vietnam War, and the feminists are fighting for equality. It is difficult to get a job. The author describes her characters as complex and complicated. Some are confused.
Polly Wainright likes the security of a promised paycheck, and what is known. She is comfortable in her job as a picture editor. Her dreams of making a documentary are on hold. She is not comfortable with change. She has an apartment and a boyfriend, who has dangerous assignments overseas.
Life is not always as planned. As changes occur in society, Polly becomes fearful of different opportunities. Unfortunately, Polly starts to realize that some change might be necessary. A letter addressed to Polly from years before cause her to rethink things. In this thought-provoking novel, the themes of self-worth, and self-growth are explored. The author also discusses the importance of family, friendship, love and hope. I would recommend this novel to others.