Singularity


by William Sleator, 241 pages


Item Number: 3936

This book for the blind is offered in Standard Grade 2, Uncontracted Grade 1, or Unified English Braille. What is Grade 2 Braille? Purchase in Unified English Braille

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Product Description:

Identical twins Barry and Harry Krasner are house-sitting at their great-uncle's Midwest farm. It's peaceful at first, but soon they realize there's something about the farmhouse that makes locals stay far away. The twins are sure that the locked shed out back is their reason why but what they find there is more shocking than anything they could have imagined.

Barry and Harry are twins, but Barry is strong and popular, and he bullies Harry, who is weak. Harry, eventually getting fed up, locks himself inside a room that holds a singularity, where time flies inside the room while time slows to a crawl outside. He keeps himself in the room for a year while a night passes on the outside world.

The best part of Singularity is not the psychological rivalry between the twins, but how Harry managed to keep himself sane through a regimented routine of diet, exercise, meditation and reading. It is very interesting how someone could find inner peace, and grow up to be a man, through such a regimented, solitary program.
For ages 12 and up.

Package Weight: about 4.5 pounds.

(From the Teen Fantasy and Science Fiction shelf.)