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Alone with You in the Ether

By Olivie Blake
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Publisher Description

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Atlas Six comes an intimate and contemporary study of time, space, and the nature of love. Alone with You in the Ether explores what it means to be unwell, and how to face the fractures of yourself and still love as if you're not broken.

Two people meet in the armory of the Art Institute by chance. Prior to their encounter, he is a doctoral student who manages his destructive thoughts with compulsive calculations about time travel; she is a bipolar counterfeit artist undergoing court-ordered psychotherapy. By the end of the story, these things will still be true.

But this is not a story about endings.

For Regan, life is a finish line of mutually assured disappointment. Her method of coping with the dreariness of existence is to project herself into imagined multipotency, spinning new threads of destiny with every impulsive decision she makes. For Aldo, life is a plague of constancy--a structure of rules and formulas that keep him going, without which the entire frame of his existence would collapse.

For both of them, life is a matter of resigning themselves to the blueprints of inevitability, until six conversations with a stranger form the variable that glitches the entire simulation.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

504 Reviews

Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“we can still love and have the capacity to love others, even if we're broken. would you like to talk about bees?”
Believable charactersCharacters change and growMulti-layered charactersBeautifully writtenOriginal writingAddictiveFast-pacedImmersive settingRealistic settingRomantic
Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“This book showed me how much a person suffering from a mental disorder can live on a daily basis. I enjoyed reading the evolution of this character who is Regan, and following over time the power that an encounter with a man had on her life. I also loved this man who is Aldo, his story, and especially his way of seeing Regan as a mathematical equation, like his nature as a mathematician. It’s a kind of love that I’d never seen, but which will remain forever in my heart.. 🤍✨⭐️”
Believable charactersCharacters change and growLikable charactersBeautifully writtenOriginal writingUnpredictableRealistic settingRomanticThought-provoking
Surprised Face with Open Mouth“This is easily one of my favorite books ever ! The characters are just so perfectly developed, the story in itself so well thought and so well put together. I am not used to this kind of writing but I found it was perfect for this book. I definitely recommend it !”
Characters change and growMulti-layered charactersBeautifully writtenOriginal writingThought-provoking
Thinking Face“Apparently it was a story about a woman with bipolar disorder learning to navigate life with this diagnosis, but it just felt like a book about sex. I didn't particularly like either of the MCs and there was almost no supporting cast. There were some monologues I enjoyed but many that I did not. Not a lot of plot, just a lot of "deep" talks / thoughts that didn't materialize in a compelling way.”
Relatable charactersWitty banter
Thinking Face“This book was such a complicated and thought-provoking read. I didn't think I was going to like it very much but I did! I didn't find it very sad but I'm glad I read it”
Characters change and growLikable charactersDescriptive writingOriginal writingDescriptiveEnlighteningInsightfulThought-provokingUnsatisfying ending

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