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“The stakes and the villains throughout remain realistic and believable, and Brigid's aggressive normalcy lends her great charm as a protagonist…even relatively minor characters…get strong, poignant moments to shine and to help save the day. A well-executed debut whose compellingly human cast enriches the standard ‘parallel universe’ science-fiction trope.” Kirkus

“Kyle’s adventure moves fast, ably handling both the science of multiverse theories and the thrilling dangers represented by the lab’s goons. Some questions remain open at the end…but they don’t diminish the book’s fun and excitement…an engrossing multiverse adventure.” —Michelle Anne Schingler, Foreword Reviews

Every day we each make thousands of decisions. Sometimes it’s the big ones that change our lives, sometimes it’s the tiny ones. What if all the choices not made led to billions of alternate realities where different versions of our lives unwind?  On a cold and rainy night in New England, the paths of two strangers collide—a young man fleeing from his past, and a forty-something woman dreading what her future holds. When his past catches up to him, the two of them embark on a journey of danger, adventure, and self-discovery. Ultimately, they each need to face the question, How far would you go to help someone in need? K. P. Kyle’s debut novel is a riveting technothriller/road trip/parallel universes combo with a healthy dollop of romance. It will keep you hooked until the very end and make you ponder the choices you’ve made in your own life. 

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K. P. Kyle was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, where her mother was the founder and owner of the much-beloved independent bookstore Narnia Children's Books. She received her BA from the University of Chicago and her DVM from Cornell University. She has lived in South Boston, Massachusetts for the past sixteen years, with the exception of two years spent in Senegal. She works as a veterinarian and shares her home with a bush dog and a black dog. This is her debut novel.  

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Publisher
Allium Press of Chicago
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Published on
May 14, 2019
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Pages
270
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ISBN
9780999698242
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Alternative History
Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Thrillers / Technological
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