Atmospheric Disturbances

From Atmospheric Disturbances by Rivka Galchen:

“I’ve always been quite logical, quite traditionally so, for example I put my least frequently worn clothing in the bottom drawer, which is the most uncomfortable to reach. […] And when I first got Rema’s number I purposefully didn’t enter it into my cell phone so as to keep myself from calling her too often. Instead I taped her number onto my refrigerator, which meant I could have lost it –it could have fallen, been swept away– but I knew the risk was an essential one and so, being rational, I took it”

Atmospheric Disturbances is a quirky love story set in New York, Buenos Aires, and Patagonia. The main character is a somewhat-mad psychiatrist who is convinced one day that his wife is not really his wife but has been replaced by an impostor who looks exactly like her. This is a touching, funny, and unusual story with many memorable lines. Plus, it has a cool cover (I know they say you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover, but when it comes to books I have to disagree!).

So if you’re looking for a fun and unusual read (or a great V-Day present) pop down to your local bookshop and pick up a copy :)

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