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By Rivka Galchen

While Dr. Leo Liebenstein's spouse disappears, she leaves at the back of a unmarried, confounding clue: a girl who seems, talks, and behaves precisely like her—or nearly precisely like her—and even audaciously claims to be her. whereas every person else is fooled by means of this imposter, Leo understands larger than to belief his senses in issues of the center. convinced that the unique Rema is alive and in hiding, Leo embarks on a quixotic trip to reclaim his misplaced love.

With the aid of his psychiatric sufferer Harvey—who believes himself to be a undercover agent who can keep watch over the weather—Leo makes an attempt to resolve the secret of the spousal swap. His research leads him to the enigmatic counsel of the meteorologist Dr. Tzvi Gal-Chen, the key workings of the Royal Academy of Meteorology of their cosmic clash with the forty nine Quantum Fathers, and the unwelcome conviction that by some means he—or possibly his spouse, or perhaps even Harvey—lies on the heart of a majority of these unfathomables. From the streets of latest York to the southernmost reaches of Patagonia, Leo's erratic quest turns into a try of ways a long way he's keen to take his fight opposed to the doubtless uncontestable fact he is familiar with in his middle to be false.

Atmospheric Disturbances is right now a relocating love tale, a depressing comedy, a mental mystery, and a deeply stressful portrait of a fracturing brain. With large compassion and staggering literary sophistication, Rivka Galchen investigates the instant of challenge in case you unexpectedly detect that the truth you insist upon is not any longer one you could settle for, and the individual you're keen on has develop into basically the individual you reside with. This hugely creative debut explores the mysterious nature of human relationships, and the way we spend our lives attempting to climate the storms of our personal making.

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