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Meg Carpenter is broke. Her novel is years overdue. Her cell phone is out of minutes. And her moody boyfriend’s only contribution to the household is his sour attitude. So she jumps at the chance to review a pseudoscientific book that promises life everlasting.

Consulting cosmology and physics, tarot cards, koans (and riddles and jokes), new-age theories of everything, narrative theory, Nietzsche, Baudrillard, and knitting patterns, Meg wends her way through Our Tragic Universe, asking this and many other questions. Does she believe in fairies? In magic? Is she living a storyless story? Smart and entrancing, Our Tragic Universe is an audiobook about how relationships are created and destroyed, how we can rewrite our futures (if not our histories), and how stories just might save our lives.

©2010 Scarlett Thomas. All rights reserved. (P)2010 BBC Audio

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