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by Cipri, Nino,

Format: Print Book 2020
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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"A magical anti-capitalist adventure." --Annalee NewitzFinna is a rambunctious, touching story that blends all the horrors the multiverse has to offer with the everyday awfulness of low-wage work. It explores queer relationships and queer feelings, capitalism and accountability, labor and love, all with a bouncing sense of humor and a commitment to the strange.When an elderly customer at a Swedish big box furniture store -- but not that one -- slips through a portal to another dimension, it's up to two minimum-wage employees to track her across the multiverse and protect their company's bottom line. Multi-dimensional swashbuckling would be hard enough, but those two unfortunate souls broke up a week ago.To find the missing granny, Ava and Jules will brave carnivorous furniture, swarms of identical furniture spokespeople, and the deep resentment simmering between them. Can friendship blossom from the ashes of their relationship? In infinite dimensions, all things are possible.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This slim novel follows two recently broken up queer co-workers, Ava and Jules, as they discover that the monolithic Swedish furniture store they've been working for has been concealing the existence of wormholes that frequently appear in their furniture showroom. When an elderly customer becomes lost in the multiverse, Jules and a reluctant Ava are volunteered to find the missing grandma, or a suitable ""replacement"" from another world. In their search for the missing customer, Ava and Jules will have to deal with carnivorous furniture, very literal corporate hive minds, and their own unresolved baggage. If they can stop fighting long enough they may be able to make it back alive, and even manage to be friends. While the length of the novel means it can at times feel a little slight, the mixture of corporate drudgery and dimension-hopping adventure will hold the reader's attention as well as Ava and Jules' post-break-up foibles do. Recommended for those interested in sf that features queer relationships, minimum-wage labor, and many worlds theory.--Nell Keep Copyright 2020 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this whimsical but underwhelming interdimensional adventure through an endless furniture store, two retail workers face myriad otherworldly obstacles as well as the specter of their own recently ended relationship. Cipri (Homesick: Stories), a Publishers Weekly reviewer, employs this delightfully unusual setting to explore the soul-crushing nature of retail work and the pain of recent breakups. When Ava is unexpectedly called in for a shift at the big-box furniture store Litenvärld, she and her former partner Jules are tasked with delving into an endless series of wormholes into display rooms in alternate versions of the store to find a customer who was sucked through a wormhole. Each alternate dimension contains its own unpredictable monsters and amazements, in an episodic structure that will leave some readers longing for more connective tissue. While confronting the mysteries each world offers, Jules and Ava negotiate their relationship dynamic, rehashing their breakup and lingering feelings. Their emotional arcs resonate but are frequently overpowered by the introduction of new, seemingly random sets of problems to face. Cipri delivers on a fun premise, but readers will wish for greater depths of feeling. Agent: DongWon Song, Howard Morhaim Agency. (Feb.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Friendship -- Fiction.
Furniture showrooms -- Fiction.
Gender-nonconforming people -- Fiction.
Missing persons -- Fiction.
Retail trade -- Employees -- Fiction.
Sexual minority community -- Fiction.
Space and time -- Fiction.
Science fiction.
Publisher New York :2020
Edition First edition.
Language English
Notes "A book"--Title page verso.
Description 137 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9781250245731
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