BOOK REVIEW: Q: A Love Story

Thursday September 21 2017

The premise is reminiscent of that of the

The premise is reminiscent of that of the movie, Arrival, but with a much more layered explanation of love, and how human beings experience it. PHOTO| COURTESY 

By ABIGAIL ARUNGA
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Imagine you are deeply in love with a woman who you meet by absolute chance, and by absolute chance, she loves you back.

You decide to do the right thing and make an honest couple of you both, still reeling from your luck and happiness. Just a few days to the wedding, you get a visit from your future self.

This future self brings you terrible news; you can’t marry the love of your life. What do you do? Do you go ahead, the devil be damned, or do you consider the reasons your future self tables? This is the dilemma that our protagonist finds himself in.

Q: A Love Story is the telling of what he decides to do, and why he decides to do it.

The premise is reminiscent of that of the movie, Arrival, but with a much more layered explanation of love, and how human beings experience it, and choice with knowledge that one did not previously have.

EvanMandery writes with a lyrical, yet somewhat beautifully absent-minded hand, layering the story with particular detail and verve.