A cursed book. A missing professor. Some nefarious men in gray suits. And a dreamworld called the Troposphere?

Ariel Manto has a fascination with nineteenth-century scientists--especially Thomas Lumas and The End of Mr. Y, a book no one alive has read. When she mysteriously uncovers a copy at a used bookstore, Ariel is launched into an adventure of science and faith, consciousness and death, space and time, and everything in between.

Seeking answers, Ariel follows in Mr. Y’s footsteps: She swallows a tincture, stares into a black dot, and is transported into the Troposphere--a wonderland where she can travel through time and space using the thoughts of others. There she begins to understand all the mysteries surrounding the book, herself, and the universe. Or is it all just a hallucination?

Author

Scarlett Thomas

Scarlett Thomas was born in London in 1972. Her widely-acclaimed novels include PopCo, The End of Mr Y and The Seed Collectors. As well as writing literary fiction for adults, she has also written a literary fantasy series for children and a book about writing called Monkeys with Typewriters. Her work has been translated into more than 25 languages. 

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Blog Favourites of 2007
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Blog The End of Mr Y by Scarlett Thomas
Karen Chisholm
Sunday, September 23, 2007
ISBN
9781847671172
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Blog Favourites of 2007
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Blog The End of Mr Y by Scarlett Thomas
Karen Chisholm
Sunday, September 23, 2007

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