“Mandel’s symphony of belief and offerings builds slowly to a pattern that, in the midst of loss, insists on giving meaning and value to the half-understood, half-intended
“Emily St. John Mandel writes of a world that we will, with luck, never know—one that is dreamlike . . .
“A deeply felt story of human survival; of friendship that endures and abides the twists of fate; and the ability to see beauty in the world as it is, no matter what degradation of the plan
“Most things you have to do in life are at least a little bit questionable.”
— Emily St. John Mandel