We are all made of atoms, little particles which stick together, without ever really touching each other.
If atoms never touch, then we as well never touch each other – not really.
And if we are all made of the same atoms – as everything else around us – then we don’t need to touch each other at all, because we already are all part of the one same thing.
None of us really exists and we all exist as one.
There’s a place – we shall call it the Troposphere – where all of this is true in its highest form, where everything of this world is connected. The past to the present as well as every person to one another, like roads connected to each other in a vast city of souls.
How to get there, you say?
There’s a tincture you have to drink, a homeopathic beverage you shall swallow in one gulp, before lying down and looking deep into the black dot you’ll have drawn on a white paper.
That’s your portal.
That’s the way.
All you need to know is written in a book, ‘The End of Mr Y’, written by Thomas Lumas. Though it won’t be easy to find.
It’s rumored to be a cursed book, since anyone who read it died not long afterwards.
Scarlett Thomas tells us the story of Ariel Manto, a PhD student interest in Thomas Lumas works, who found a copy of this cursed book in a used bookshop.
She starts traveling to the Troposphere, discovering what wonderful things are hidden there.
Though that book hasn’t been labeled as cursed by mistake and soon mysterious men in grey suit appear, looking for the book.
Now, what would you do?
Would you give up the fantastic opportunities the Troposphere gives you? Or would you hide the book – and yourself – to keep on traveling there?
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