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Love and Other Thought Experiments

Love and Other Thought Experiments

‘Sophie Ward is a dazzling talent who writes like a modern-day F Scott Fitzgerald’ Elizabeth Day, author of How To Fail

‘An act of such breath-taking imagination, daring and detail that the journey we are on is believable and the debate in the mind non-stop. There are elements of Doris Lessing in the writing – a huge emerging talent here’ Fiona Shaw

‘A towering literary achievement’
Ruth Hogan, author of The Keeper of Lost Things

Rachel and Eliza are hoping to have a baby. The couple spend many happy evenings together planning for the future.

One night Rachel wakes up screaming and tells Eliza that an ant has crawled into her eye and is stuck there. She knows it sounds mad – but she also knows it’s true. As a scientist, Eliza won’t take Rachel’s fear seriously and they have a bitter fight. Suddenly their entire relationship is called into question.

Inspired by some of the best-known thought experiments in philosophy, particularly philosophy of mind, Love and Other Thought Experiments is a story of love lost and found across the universe.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 6th February 2020

Price: £14.99

ISBN-13: 9781472154583

Reviews

Love and Other Thought Experiments is acutely original and thought-provoking. From beginning to end it is beautifully observed, intelligently constructed and deftly handled. Love and Other Thought Experiments is as multi-faceted as a diamond; a true philosophical hoard; a book I shall always treasure
Laura Carlin, author of The Wicked Cometh
Elegant, erudite, brave and moving, Sophie Ward's debut is a stunning achievement
Beatrice Hitchman, author of Petit Mort
Sophie Ward is a dazzling talent who writes like a modern-day F Scott Fitzgerald
Elizabeth Day
Sophie Ward is an innovative and highly sophisticated writer
Blake Morrison
I loved Love and Other a Thought Experiments. Each chapter works as a story, immersive and compelling, and then the wider structure takes over, the harmonics sound out, and it accumulates into a universe of its own. Really ingenious, full of wisdom, full of love
Richard Beard
Love and Other Thought Experiments is a towering literary achievement. Sophie's prose is exquisite and her storytelling powerful, poignant and utterly gripping. An astonishing debut
Ruth Hogan, author of The Keeper of Lost Things
Love and Other Thought Experiments is brilliant and playful. From the first page you know you're in a unique and compelling universe of Ward's making
Elizabeth Reeder, author of Ramshackle
It is an act of such breath-taking imagination, daring and detail that the journey we are on is believable and the debate in the mind non-stop. There are elements of Doris Lessing in the writing - a huge emerging talent here
Fiona Shaw