Form detail:UK Trade
Dimensions:8in x 5.25 x 0.9 in | 420 gr
Page Count:300 pages
What does it mean to say "I love you"?
Ariadne is a single, forty-something writer and mother embroiled in an affair with a married man. At the core of her current work, a manuscript about the declaration of love, is the need to understand why: why her lover has returned to his wife, why their relationship still lingers in her mind, why she's unable to conquer her longing. Lacking answers and struggling financially, she takes part in a research study in which she's paid to live with an AI device called Dirk.
But the study quickly enters unchartered territory. Capable of mapping Ariadne's brain—and to some extent reading her mind—the AI calls into question issues of both privacy and consciousness: how we communicate our thoughts to others, what it means to embody our desires, and whether we ought to act on them.
I Can't Get You Out of My Mind asks what it means to be human—to be physical creatures endowed with a conscious mind, aware of our finitude—and to love.
Praise for Marianne Apostolides:
"Apostolides is a kind of fan dancer among thematic imponderables." —The Globe & Mail
"Apostolides has established herself as a writer who takes on the most intimate, perverse, and complicated elements of human desire fearlessly and intellectually. She has a slightly terrifying ability to ride the most emotionally charged idea to its devastating conclusion." —Andre Forget, Canadian Notes & Queries
Marianne Apostolides is the author of seven books, three of which have been translated. She's a two-time recipient of a Chalmers Arts Fellowship, and winner of the 2017 K.M. Hunter Award for Literature. Born in suburban New York, Marianne lives in Toronto. Find her online at marianne-apostolides.com.
"I Can't Get You Out of My Mind is a grandly ambitious, genre-bending examination of the ambiguities and permutations that underlie our experience of love and the ways it affects us." —Quill and Quire
"Marianne Apostolides’ latest book, I Can’t Get You Out of My Mind, interlaces an intellectually-engaging discourse on attachment and desire with an intimate picture of the primary character, Ariadne… The narrative is both agonizing and darkly humorous." —Canadian Literature
"What I Can’t Get You Out of My Mind does masterfully is examine love through the lens of Ariadne, poetically weaving in the philosophy and literary writings that inform her understanding of the world… the book is captivating, inquisitive, and provocative." —Room Magazine