Alone With You in the Ether

Olivie Blake

29 November 2022
288 pages


The No. 1 International Bestselling author of The Atlas Six brings us a love story like no other. This is a glimpse into what it means to be unwell, and how to love as if you’re not broken.

Chicago, sometime. Two people meet in the armory of the Art Institute by chance. Prior to their encounter, he is a doctoral student who manages his destructive thoughts with compulsive calculations about time travel; she is a bipolar counterfeit artist undergoing court-ordered psychotherapy. After their meeting, those things do not change.

Everything else, however, is slightly different.

Both obsessive, eccentric personalities, Aldo Damiani and Charlotte Regan struggle to be without each other from the moment they meet. The truth - that he is a clinically depressed, anti-social theoretician and she is a manipulative liar with a history of self-sabotage - means the deeper they fall in love, the more troubling their reliance on each other becomes.

Alone With You in the Ether by Olivie Blake is a glimpse into the nature of love, and how to face the fractures of yourself.

'Olivie Blake is a mind-blowing talent' – Chloe Gong

'This is a book to savor' - Publishers Weekly

'Pages fly by in this character-driven novel that is intimate, complicated, and utterly romantic' - Booklist

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