The Future for Curious People

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Product Details

Price
$14.95
Publisher
Algonquin Books
Publish Date
Pages
322
Dimensions
5.4 X 1.1 X 8.1 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781616203696
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About the Author

Gregory Sherl is the author of three poetry collections, most recently Monogamy Songs and The Oregon Trail is the Oregon Trail, which was shortlisted for the Believer Poetry Award. He is a Grisham fellow at the University of Mississippi.

Reviews

"A love story about love stories . . . The pages burst with laugh-out-loud scenes and crisply original set-ups. I loved it!" --Lydia Netzer, author of Shine Shine Shine

"This sci-fi meets romance novel has the perfect balance of quirky and feel-good . . . Smart, sweet, and funny." --First for Women

"Offbeat . . . [The Future for Curious People] ponders life's complexity with wide-eyed, youthful earnestness." --The Washington Post

"[Sherl's novel] plays with our idea of true love, remixing it and even slightly mocking it, but always with a nostalgia that makes the story more sweet than sour. It gently reminds us that knowing the future isn't the answer, but never judges us for wishing we knew more. Is destiny real? Do soul mates exist? The Future for Curious People toys with these questions without drawing crystal-clear conclusions. In that way, it's a lot like love itself." --BookPage

"The novel has the feel of an indie rom-com . . . [and] reveals some absurd truths about relationships in a society fully geared toward self-improvement and couples therapy . . . Entertaining." --Kirkus Reviews

"Somewhere between Jorge Luis Borges's 'The Garden of Forking Paths' and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, you will find Gregory Sherl's warm, intelligent debut novel . . . The Future for Curious People is as charming as it is wise and Sherl's words will find their way into the hearts of many." --Roxane Gay, author of An Untamed State

"Comic and exuberant . . . A fine and tender tale for anyone who has tried to let go of the past and envision the future while falling in love." --Rhonda Riley, author of The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope

"A whip-smart novel about the obsession of love and the love of obsession. Sherl writes prose with a poet's grace; his future could not be brighter." --Aaron Gwyn, author of Wynne's War

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