Three Years with the Rat
Author : Jay Hosking
Publisher : Dey Street Books
Release : February 16, 2016
Genre : Science Fiction & Fantasy
After drifting between school and dead-end jobs, a young man makes the decision to return to the city he left after high school. The magnet is his beloved older sister, Grace: the golden girl, smart and charismatic even when rebelling, and always his hero. Now she is a promising graduate student in science and the center of a group of friends that take “Little Brother” into their fold, where he finds camaraderie, romance, and even a decent job.
But it soon becomes clear that all is not well with Grace. She veers into sudden rages, often directed at her seemingly adoring boyfriend, John, who is engaged in the same field of research. Her accusations of betrayal are cryptic, and her brother is especially confused and troubled when she turns on him, accusing him of a fatal disloyalty. A visit to their mother triggers an episode that suggests Grace has tumbled into serious mental illness―except that John seems to know more than he is telling, and some supposedly objective certainties about what is real seem to be starting to fracture.
When Grace disappears, the narrator embarks on a mission to discover the truth, a quest that brings him up against an astonishing question: if the universe is infinite, could there be infinite variations of ourselves, past, present, and future, in a dimension only a few can even imagine? And if there are, and we could enter that dimension, what might confront us? And could we ever make it back?
“Three Years with the Rat is a mind-warping thriller that will make you question reality as you conceive of it. One of the most assured and haunting debuts I’ve read in recent memory.” ―Blake Crouch, author of Dark Matter
“A dark and imaginative novel―Hosking is unafraid to venture into strange and undiscovered territory. Intellectually adventurous.” ―Charles Yu, author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe
“An envious debut. Memento meets Looper with a touch of Ray Bradbury. Time will slip by as you read this story… and that will only frighten you more.” ―James Renner, author of The Great Forgetting
“A remarkable blend of mystery, family drama, love story, and time travel narrative, Jay Hosking’s debut novel is masterful indeed.” ―Annabel Lyon, author of The Sweet Girl
“An up-close and personal portrait of troubled genius, a mad scientist story for the new millennium, Hosking offers up a thought-provoking distillation of the private lives of high-achievers in a story that confronts its characters with a mysterious manifestation of their ambitions, desires, and vulnerabilities — a compelling and unsettling book.” ―Lee Henderson, author of The Road Narrows As You Go
About the Author
Langue : English
File size : 1 Mo
Format : EPUB
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