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Entangled Objects is a contemporary pilgrim's progress, the story of three very different yet interconnected women. As the story advances, their overlapping lives reveal the mysterious entanglement of quantum behavior. Fan is a struggling adjunct professor. When she and her husband move to Korea so he can investigate the cloning of human cells, she finds herself having an affair, even as her husband gets caught trying to publish falsified research. Filomena is a maid who begins to steal clothing from the rooms of wealthy guests, dressing up and haunting the hotel where she works. As she questions her own sexuality, she becomes obsessed with televangelists and begins communicating anonymously with hotel guests through text messages, delivering reassurances and warnings. Finally, there is Cate, a reality star who manages her own reality television career and that of her family. She orchestrates the alcoholic binges of her rock-star husband, edits the family's daily footage, arranges re-shoots, and crafts her world as well as that of her mother and sisters. As the characters' lives converge, all three confront the question: when are we most ourselves, when we realize the selves we aspire to, or when we are unadorned? Their meeting will leave them all changed forever.
Slant Books, 9781639820429, 168pp.
Publication Date: August 17, 2020