In Some Other World, Maybe: A Novel
- 01 Feb 2016
- 288 pages - 210 x 139 x 18mm
In December 1992, three groups of teenagers head to the theatre to see the movie version of the famed Eons & Empires comic books. For Adam it's a last ditch effort to connect with something (actually, someone, the girl he's had a crush on for years) in his sleepy Florida town before he leaves for good. Passionate fan Sharon skips school in Cincinnati so she can fully appreciate the flick without interruption from her vapid almost-friends, a seemingly silly indiscretion with shocking consequences. And in suburban Chicago, Phoebe and Ollie simply want to have a nice first date and maybe fool around in the dark, if everyone they know could just stop getting in the way.
Over the next two decades, these unforgettable characters criss-cross the globe, becoming entwined by friendship, sex, ambition, fame and tragedy. A razor-sharp, darkly comic page-turner, In Some Other World, Maybe sheds light on what it means to grow up in modern America.
"Pitch-perfect . . . in the vein of Jennifer Egan's A Visit to the Goon Squad and Zadie Smith's NW, this title deserves a place on every shelf. Superb." - Library Journal, starred review.