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Our tragic universe

Author: Scarlett Thomas
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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"Meg Carpenter is broke. Her novel is years overdue. So when a book called The Science of Living Forever lands on her desk, she jumps at the chance to review it, starting on a labyrinthine journey that takes her from mysterious beasts of the moor to forest fairies to ships in bottles. New Age theories of everything to physics to narrative theory, and forces her to ask: Does anyone really want to live forever? Our  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Miscellaneous fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Scarlett Thomas
ISBN: 9780151013913 0151013918
OCLC Number: 318415582
Notes: "Fist published in great Britain by Canongate Books Ltd., 2010"--Title page verso.
Description: 372 pages : map ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Scarlett Thomas.
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"Meg Carpenter is broke. Her novel is years overdue. So when a book called The Science of Living Forever lands on her desk, she jumps at the chance to review it, starting on a labyrinthine journey that takes her from mysterious beasts of the moor to forest fairies to ships in bottles. New Age theories of everything to physics to narrative theory, and forces her to ask: Does anyone really want to live forever? Our Tragic Universe finds connections where we didn't know they existed, breaks down conventions that keep us from our destinies, and shows us how we just might be able to rewrite our futures"--Cover page 4.

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