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Love and Other Thought Experiments

Love and Other Thought Experiments by Sophie Ward

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  • Booker Prize 2020
  • Between the Covers

By Sophie Ward

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Rachel and Eliza are planning their future together.

One night in bed Rachel wakes up terrified and tells Eliza that an ant has crawled into her eye and is stuck there.

Rachel is certain; Eliza, a scientist, is sceptical.

Suddenly their entire relationship is called into question.

What follows is a uniquely imaginative sequence of interlinked stories ranging across time, place and perspective to form a sparkling philosophical tale of love, lost and found across the universe.


16 Dec 2020


Absolutely loved this ingenious, philosophical novel. Told in chapters narrated by different people in different times (now and the future) but all in the same story; each chapter is based on a philosophical conundrum, beautifully illustrated, and all knit together perfectly to create a complete story that considers the nature of reality and our own existence. Mind blowing.

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