On Sale: November 27, 2018
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Women's Fiction Contemporary
From Helen Schulman, the acclaimed author of the New York
Times bestseller This Beautiful Life, comes another
"gripping, potent, and blisteringly well-written story of
family, dilemma, and consequence" (Elizabeth Gilbert)—a
mind-bending novel set in Silicon Valley that challenges
our modern constructs of attachment and love, purpose and
"What do you want to know?"
Amy Reed works part-time as a PR person for a tech start-
up, run by her college roommate’s nineteen-year-old son,
in Palo Alto, California. Donny is a baby genius, a
junior at Stanford in his spare time. His play for
fortune is an algorithm that may allow people access to
their "multiverses"—all the planes on which their
alternative life choices can be played out simultaneously
—to see how the decisions they’ve made have shaped their
Donny wants Amy to be his guinea pig. And even as she
questions Donny’s theories and motives, Amy finds herself
unable to resist the lure of the road(s) not taken. Who
would she be if she had made different choices, loved
different people? Where would she be now?
Amy’s husband, Dan—an unemployed, perhaps unemployable,
print journalist—accepts a dare of his own, accompanying
a seductive, award-winning photographer named Maryam on a
trip to Fukushima, the Japanese city devastated by
tsunami and meltdown. Collaborating with Maryam, Dan
feels a renewed sense of excitement and possibility he
hasn’t felt with his wife in a long time. But when crisis
hits at home, the extent of Dan’s betrayal is exposed
and, as Amy contemplates alternative lives, the couple
must confront whether the distances between them in the
here and now are irreconcilable.
Taking place over three non-consecutive but vitally
important days for Amy, Dan, and their three sons, Come
with Me is searing, entertaining, and unexpected—a dark
comedy that is ultimately both a deeply romantic love
story and a vivid tapestry of modern life.
1 comment posted.
Re: Come with Me
what a great book!, keep up with the narrative
(Peter Patel 1:57am November 29)
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