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Quantum Girl Theory

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Quantum Girl Theory by Erin Kate Ryan
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Mar 08, 2022 | ISBN 9780593556016 | 554 Minutes

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“Fascinating . . . Ryan’s deep and simmering novel follows how the stories of missing girls become co-opted into other narratives, and how, in the process, they become other people.”CrimeReads, “Most Anticipated of 2022”

Quantum Girl Theory is a doubly impressive feat—a dark, dizzying mystery about the fate of three missing girls in 1960s North Carolina studded with a series of elegant meditations on loss, violence and identity. It stayed with me long after I put it down.”—Alexandra Andrews, author of Who Is Maud Dixon?

“Clever and imaginative, Quantum Girl Theory is a dazzling, dizzyingly fresh take on the missing person narrative, a novel full of insight into the lives of girls and women.”—Karen Thompson Walker, author of The Age of Miracles
 
“Inventive . . . Ryan’s novel takes up what true-crime aficionados would call the ‘less dead’: victims of violence or missing people from marginalized communities who fail to garner the same attention as idealized victims—namely, straight young White women. Ryan takes a meta approach here; the novel is as much about the way we mythologize this type of missing and murdered victim as it is a twisty mystery. . . . A puzzler that is both brainy and full of satisfying narrative brawn.”Kirkus Reviews
 
“Intriguing . . . [Ryan] has a knack for clever turns of phrase and imbues her concept with smart insights on the public’s fascination with missing girls and young women.”Publishers Weekly

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