Released on 28 August 2014.

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The Future for Curious People

3.51 based on 873 ratings & 187 reviews on Goodreads.com

Synopsis

If you could see your future with someone . . . would you?

Meet Evelyn and Godfrey. Evelyn is breaking up with her boyfriend, Adrian, as she's seen their dismal future together at Dr Chin's office: the life they may have when they are both many years older, singing 'Happy Birthday' to a chihuahua and arguing about cheese. She hopes for more.

Meanwhile, Godfrey is proposing to his girlfriend, Madge - who's not quite willing to take that leap. She wants to see their future together first . . . just to be sure they're meant for one another.

Then, one day, Evelyn and Godfrey meet - and from that moment their lives become entwined.

Sparkling, warm and witty, The Future for Curious People is a love story for anyone who's ever wondered if they're with The One, or The One Before Last.

This novel combines the writing talents of twenty-seven-year-old newcomer Gregory Sherl, based on an original idea by award-winning author Julianna Baggott.

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Somewhere between Jorge Luis Borges's "The Garden of Forking Paths" and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, you will find Gregory Sherl's warm, intelligent debut novel, written in collaboration with the eminently talented Julianna Baggott. In a world where people can consult with envisionists to see their romantic futures, Evelyn and Godfrey find themselves questioning their potential futures without realizing the bounty the present can hold. The Future for Curious People is as charming as it is wise, and Sherl's words will find their way into the hearts of many
author of An Untamed State
I'm pretty sure reading The Future for Curious People by Gregory Sherl is making me a better person. Or at least believe in love. This wonderful book is a love story about love stories - the ones we make up for ourselves, the ones we tell about other people, and ultimately the ones we write down in novels. The pages burst with laugh-out-loud scenes and crisply original setups. The characters smart from social criticism that is very now. But under this casual cool, behind the snappy dialogue and hipster flair, this is a novel with one idea: True love is possible, and so is a true love story. I loved it! Can't wait to share it with everyone I know!
author of Shine Shine Shine
A whip-smart novel about the obsession of love and the love of obsession
author of Wynne's War