- Release Date: October 14th 2014
- Genre: Magic Realism
- Audiobook Hours: 7 hours and 15 minutes
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio
I picked this up from my library’s Overdrive because A.S. King is pretty much an auto-buy for me. Plus Jenn and Preeti at The Bookrageous Podcast gushed about this book in their interview with King.
King’s books tend to be near impossible to describe, so I’ll just give the premise that is in the prologue of the book. After drinking a petrified bat (stick with me here) Glory O’Brien is able to see people’s infinities–the lives of their ancestors and their descendants. As she starts putting the pieces of these visions together she realizes the near future isn’t looking so great…especially for women.
King strikes a great balance between the surreal and the real. I like how she gives her characters conflicts with small personal stakes and giant stakes. In this book there is Glory’s fear of committing suicide like her mother and uncertainty about her post high school life paired with visions of a coming war.