By Scarlett Thomas

Can a narrative shop your life?

Meg chippie is broke. Her novel is years past due. Her cellphone is out of mins. And her moody boyfriend’s purely contribution to the family is his bitter angle. So she jumps on the probability to check a pseudoscientific publication that supplies lifestyles everlasting.

But who desires to stay forever?

Consulting cosmology and physics, tarot playing cards, koans (and riddles and jokes), new-age theories of every little thing, narrative conception, Nietzsche, Baudrillard, and knitting styles, Meg wends her means via Our Tragic Universe, asking this and lots of different questions. Does she think in fairies? In magic? Is she a superbeing? Is she residing a storyless tale? And what’s the relationship among her off-hand advice to push a motor vehicle right into a river, a boat in a bottle, a mysterious beast unfastened at the moor, and the arguable writer of The technology of residing Forever?

Smart, entrancing, and boiling over with Thomas’s trademark colossal rules, Our Tragic Universe is a ebook approximately how relationships are created and destroyed, how we will be able to rewrite our futures (if no longer our histories), and the way tales simply could keep our lives.

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