- "A captivating life-and-death account... well written, ...engrossing and unforgettable' - Kirkus Review A groundbreaking true story beyond the boundary of death. Christel, determined to find out what that inner call for Hawaii is about meets a mystical Hawaiian man, Umberto. They spend a passionate forty-nine days together. Then suddenly unexpectedly he dies. To her surprise, he now communicates on her laptop in strange handwriting from the afterlife and to her amazement she can communicate back. Together they travel 'Bardo' the in-between-state, as described by the Tibetans. As an intuitive she can feel, sense and hear the realms he enters en conversely he describes precisely her reality on her laptop screen. Will their completely different worldview and the disbelief and denial by authorities, physicians, and even spiritual teachers, drive them apart? The powerful conclusion will surprise and delight you. In a compelling and revolutionary way, Forty-Nine Days sheds a whole new light on death and dying. Christel faces questions like: Is this the future of our digital era? What are we really capable of? What is really going on in a world where we only believe what we see?