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A Field Guide to Reality
Author: Joanna Kavenna

ISBN: 9781780872292
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 12 July 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.1 x 2.6
A conceptual tour de force and a satire of pseudo-philosophy and literary devices, from the brilliantly comic ironist and Granta Best of Young British author Joanna Kavenna.

Eliade Jencks knows the only reason people call at midnight is to tell you someone has died. Professor Solete was one of her few friends. Perhaps her only friend. But his friends don't think much of her - a vague, scruffy waitress, impatient with philosophical onanism at parties. Naturally, they're horrified to find out that Solete has left her his Field Guide to Reality.

The Guide has taken on legendary proportions among the celebrated minds of Oxford. The work of a lifetime, it purportedly advances Solete's great philosophical Theory of Everything and even defines the very nature of reality. A big, important book. Only, they can't find it.

So, baffled, grieving, and slightly annoyed, Eliade sets out on a quest for the missing manuscript, and falls down a rabbit-hole of metaphysical possibility. From a psychotropic tea party to the Priests of the Quantum Realm, she trips her way through Solete's wonderland reality and, witho...

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