Fiction. IF is a novel of ideas. You, the reader, are the nameless protagonist, a young dreamer from northern California. At the end of each chapter, you must make a pivotal decision. These choices shape your identity as the plot and literary form of the novel swerve toward twenty-two possible endings. From the margins of contemporary life to a romance in Paris and an opulent party in a Manhattan high-rise, your life is the unexpected result of the choices you make. IF explores questions of identity and freedom. What shapes a human soul? How much of life is within our control? Is it possible to have too much freedom?