Parabola: A Novel in 21 Intersections
Fiction. The simple act of a butterfly flapping its wings, and our journey begins. A tracing modern day mythologies, PARABOLA weaves through genres, mathematical formulas, and photographs, all while following the curve of a parabola, stopping at various points to pick up strands of intersections or stories. Lily Hoang's debut novel offers readers tender snapshots of an Asian-American girl coming-of-age juxtaposed with the Pythagorean belief in numerology placed right beside a physical manifestation of dark matter contrasted with interactive IQ, personality, and psychological tests. Smart, challenging, sad, and kind, by the end of Parabola, you will have moved through every emotion, and you will end right where you began, with that simple act of a butterfly flapping its wings.
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Review: ParabolaUser Review - Goodreads
This book... is a strange book. It isn't linear at all-- it's a parabola. I'm not even sure how to articulate what's going on here. At certain points, mirrored points, there are math equations ...
Review: ParabolaUser Review - Jason - Goodreads
I have to be honest with you: I'm not entirely sure what this novel is about. It is about a Vietnamese girl, the youngest of three, and her family. Along the way it is also a description of astronomy ... Read full review
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