Fifteen years ago, Jason and Daniela made a choice. Daniela, on her way to super stardom in the art world, meets Jason, a world renowned physicist who is working on a project that just might make it possible to travel through space and time. Daniela becomes accidentally pregnant.
So . . . do they keep the baby and change their lifestyle to a more suitable one for a family, or do they decide to end the pregnancy? The decision was an easy one for them. Their love for each other and the baby to come was profound. As a result, Daniela becomes a part-time mom and small-time artist. Jason gets a teaching job at a local university.
One night, as Jason is returning home from a pub where he joined his former roommate in celebrating his winning the world’s most important physics prize, he is mugged and only comes to find himself strapped to a gurney surrounded by strange people who seem to know him.
This mind bending novel explores so many themes such as the nature of love, regret, and knowledge of self.
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch. Broadyway Books/Penguin Random House; ISBN 9781101904244; $16.
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