Elle: The Naked Singularity (Paperback)
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Elle: the Naked Singularity is science fiction spiked with magical realism, a story in which a college student finds herself lost in the multiverse. When Elle slips to a parallel Earth, she must evade capture and find a way to return to her home world. "Echoing The Wizard of Oz, Elle's story proves that thoughtful science fiction can rise to new heights of beauty, meaning, and compassion."
After twenty-year-old Elle Akamu time-travels from 21st century, she finds herself in the 1970s British Hawaiian Islands. She befriends a transgender social worker, a teenage orphan, and a POW survivor in her quest to return home. Lost in the multiverse, she discovers life is about accepting her past, choosing a future, and finding love in her new world.
A fusion of science and Buddhism, the story explores racism, gay rights, and gender inequality in the 1970s through the eyes of a 21st century time traveler. A stranger in a strange land, Elle wrestles with our oldest questions--what is the nature of the universe? And how do our relationships shape our world?
Elle pulls us into a world of ancient superstition and modern science with mystery and forbidden love. But anchoring this suspenseful, propulsive novel is an intimate young woman searching for her place in an upside-down twin world.