The chronology is all over the place. No two chapters are in the same point of view. There is no protagonist or antagonist. OneIt's a compelling read.
The chronology is all over the place. No two chapters are in the same point of view. There is no protagonist or antagonist. One chapter is a magazine article, one is told in the second person, and one is a PowerPoint presentation, which I guess makes it "artsy". The plot can be summed up as "time passes and people grow up and grow old", with a weird sort of happy/dystopian end.
It is made great by the language (it is a masterwork in pure craft), the characters (larger than life, but brilliant), and the subtext. Ms. Egan has a grand sense of how people tic, and a grand skill in letting us into the minds of her characters.