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Mary and Eddie are meant for each other - but love is no guarantee, not in these suburbs. Like all children, they exist in an eternal present; time is imminent, and the adults of the street live in their assorted houses like numbers on a clock. Meanwhile, ominous rumors circulate, and the increasing agitation of the neighbors points to a future in which all will be lost. Soon a sorcerer's car will speed down Mary's street, and as past and future fold into each other, the resonant parenthesis of her girlhood will close forever. Beyond is adulthood, a world of robots and sorcerers, slaves and masters, bodies without souls. 

In Duplex, Kathryn Davis, whom the Chicago Tribune has called "one of the most inventive novelists at work today", has created a coming-of-age story like no other. Once you enter the duplex - that magical hinge between past and future, human and robot, space and time - there's no telling where you might come out.

©2013, 2019 Kathryn Davis (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Reid Write and Edit
  • 15-10-20

What?!?!?!?

This book is an audio acid trip. I couldn’t tell you what actually happened or what the plot was but it was interesting enough to listen to the whole thing. Ms Davis is an interesting writer so I didn’t want to give up but I still could not tell you what this book is about.

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  • Marion
  • 02-11-20

A luscious & delectable mash up of genres.

What a beautiful take on growing up, aging and the choices we make, all served up in the most delicious style and language. The Sci-Fi touches just made it more tasty. Don’t we all know, and haven’t we all grown up with the characters Ms. Davis describes? I think that many readers, especially those who used to be little girls, will have identified many of her characters in their own lives.