By Rivka Galchen
When Dr. Leo Liebenstein's spouse disappears, she leaves at the back of a unmarried, confounding clue: a girl who appears to be like, talks, and behaves precisely like her—or almost exactly like her—and even audaciously claims to be her. whereas everybody else is fooled by way of this imposter, Leo is familiar with larger than to belief his senses in concerns of the guts. sure that the unique Rema is alive and in hiding, Leo embarks on a quixotic trip to reclaim his misplaced love.
With the aid of his psychiatric sufferer Harvey—who believes himself to be a undercover agent who can keep watch over the weather—Leo makes an attempt to solve the secret of the spousal swap. His research leads him to the enigmatic counsel of the meteorologist Dr. Tzvi Gal-Chen, the key workings of the Royal Academy of Meteorology of their cosmic clash with the forty nine Quantum Fathers, and the unwelcome conviction that someway he—or might be his spouse, or perhaps even Harvey—lies on the heart of some of these unfathomables. From the streets of latest York to the southernmost reaches of Patagonia, Leo's erratic quest turns into a try out of ways a long way he's prepared to take his fight opposed to the likely uncontestable fact he is aware in his center to be fake.
Atmospheric Disturbances is right now a relocating love tale, a gloomy comedy, a mental mystery, and a deeply worrying portrait of a fracturing brain. With large compassion and mind-blowing literary sophistication, Rivka Galchen investigates the instant of drawback in the event you abruptly observe that the truth you insist upon isn't any longer one you could settle for, and the individual you're keen on has turn into in basic terms the individual you reside with. This hugely artistic debut explores the mysterious nature of human relationships, and the way we spend our lives attempting to climate the storms of our personal making.
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Atmospheric Disturbances: A Novel by Rivka Galchen