A multiverse-hopping outsider discovers a secret that threatens her home world and her fragile place in ita stunning sci-fi debut that's both a cross-dimensional adventure and a powerful examination of identity, privilege, and belonging.
CARA IS DEAD ON THREE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-FOUR WORLDS.
The multiverse business is booming, but there's just one catch: no one can visit a world where their counterpart is still alive.
Enter Cara, whose parallel selves happen to be exceptionally good at dyingfrom diseases, from turf wars, from vendettas they couldn't outrun.
But on this earth, Cara's survived. And she's reaping the benefits, thanks to the well-heeled Wiley City scientists who ID'd her as an outlier and plucked her from the dirt. Now she's got a new job collecting offworld data, a path to citizenship, and a near-perfect Wiley City accent. Now she can pretend she's always lived in the city she grew up staring at from the outside, even if she feels like a fraud on either side of its walls.
But when one of her eight remaining doppelgangers dies under mysterious circumstances, Cara is plunged into a new world with an old secret. What she discovers will connect her past and future in ways she never could have imaginedand reveal her own role in a plot that endangers not just her world, but the entire multiverse.
|Publisher:||Random House Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Micaiah Johnson was raised in California's Mojave Desert surrounded by trees named Joshua and women who told stories. She received her bachelor of arts in creative writing from the University of California, Riverside and her master of fine arts in fiction from Rutgers-Camden. She now studies American literature at Vanderbilt University, where she focuses on critical race theory and automatons.