As she climbed across the table
Philip is in love with Alice. As the novel opens, he is beginning to lose her. Not to another man, as he fears, but to, literally, nothing. Alice is a physicist, and a team at the University where both she and Philip work has created a hole, a vacuum, a doorway of nothingness inside the laboratory. They call it "Lack." Alice becomes obsessed with Lack, as Philip is obsessed by Alice.
The novel is at the same time an astute and wise portrait of unrequited love (albeit of a very unusual kind) a hilarious academic parody, a novel of ideas and a social satire. It is utterly original, but in the school of Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo, Katherine Dunn, and David Foster Wallace.
Passion, humor, yearning and knowledge, blended together in a suspenseful love story that could be characterized as "American Magical Realism."
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Review: As She Climbed Across the TableUser Review - Jrubino - Goodreads
NOTE: Combined review for “As She Climbed Across the Table” and “Girl in Landscape.” Separate books that echo each other. The similarity of the structures are shocking … keep the same blueprint, just ... Read full review
Review: As She Climbed Across the TableUser Review - Gina Boyd - Goodreads
I would've given this four stars, but I'm holding against it the fact this this book isn't Motherless Brooklyn, nor is this book's Philip that book's Lionel. I know it's not fair, but that's just how ... Read full review