Alone With You in the Ether
From the no.1 international bestselling author of The Atlas Six, Olivie Blake's Alone With You in the Ether is a glimpse into the nature of love, what it means to be unwell, and how to face the fractures of yourself and still love as if you're not broken.
'Olivie Blake is a mind-blowing talent' - Chloe Gong, author of New York Times bestseller These Violent Delights.
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.
Reviews for The Atlas Six:
‘The most brilliant, immersive, magic-made-real book I've ever read!’
‘Deftly woven plot and amazing ensemble cast’
‘Believe the hype! Absolutely fantastic!’
Lethally smart. Filled with a cast of brilliantly realized characters, each entangled with one another in torturously delicious ways, The Atlas Six will grip you by the throat and refuse to let go
Chloe Gong on The Atlas Six
As much a delicious contest of wit, will, and passion as it is of magic, this book is half mystery, half puzzle, and wholly a delight
Holly Black on The Atlas Six
Coolly horrific, brilliantly brainy and utterly compelling
Daily Mail on The Atlas Six