In December 1992 three groups of teenagers head to the theater to see the movie version of the famed Eons & Empires comic books. For Adam it's a last-ditch effort to connect with the girl he's had a crush on for years. Passionate fan Sharon skips school in Cincinnati so she can fully appreciate the flick without interruption from her vapid almost-friends--a seemingly silly indiscretion with shocking consequences. And in suburban Chicago, Phoebe and Ollie simply want to have a nice first date and maybe fool around in the dark, if everyone they know could just stop getting in the way. Over the next two decades, these unforgettable characters crisscross the globe, becoming entwined by friendship, sex, ambition, fame, and tragedy.
"In Some Other World, Maybe is nothing less than an exploration of our hearts, the surprising places they lead us, the ways they break and the infinite ways they can heal. And it is an absolute delight of a novel, spilling over with questions of fate and choice, and characters so richly drawn and sympathetic, that the loves and struggles of an interconnected group of men and women felt as real and as essential to me as my own. In Some Other World, Maybe hijacked my life and vaulted me completely into Shari Goldhagen's world." (Lauren Fox, author of Still Life with Husband and Friends Like Us)
"In Some Other World, Maybe beguiled me so much during recent flights that I forgot I was in the air! Engaging, entertaining, saucy, and poignant, this ingenious six-degrees-of-separation novel is one you'll be so happy you read. So much fun." (Jenna Blum, New York Times best-selling author of Those Who Save Us and The Stormchasers)
"...[A] beautiful, haunting, insightful novel woven masterfully together.... [A] narrative so bullet-train fast, it's nearly impossible to put down. And her characters are real and complex and subtly defined. How does Goldhagen juggle these many elements, while still managing to make the book as funny as she does? You'll just have to read it to find out. Because In Some Other World, Maybe is funny as hell--and deeply profound." (Nic Sheff, New York Times best-selling author of Tweak and We All Fall Down)
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An interesting cast of characters
I enjoyed the characters in this story, even if I didn't LIKE them. The story moved at a good pace and kept me guessing how the characters would intersect. I'm not sure I want to be friends with any of these people, but their lives are interesting enough to read about.
- Stephanie "Hi, I'm Stephanie and I'm addicted to Audible."