Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives (Paperback)
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Short Description for Sum In this collection that offers a mixture of dark humor, witty quips, and unsettling observations about the human psyche, Eagleman offers 40 short tales that explore the afterlife.
- Published: 12 January 2010
- Format: Paperback 107 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780307389930 ISBN 10: 0307389936
- Sales rank: 46,433
Full description for Sum
At once funny, wistful and unsettling, Sum is a dazzling exploration of unexpected afterlives--each presented as a vignette that offers a stunning lens through which to see ourselves in the here and now. In one afterlife, you may find that God is the size of a microbe and unaware of your existence. In another version, you work as a background character in other people's dreams. Or you may find that God is a married couple, or that the universe is running backward, or that you are forced to live out your afterlife with annoying versions of who you could have been. With a probing imagination and deep understanding of the human condition, acclaimed neuroscientist David Eagleman offers wonderfully imagined tales that shine a brilliant light on the here and now.