It's about, among other things, history, mythology, ancient civilizations, linguistics, puzzles, code-breaking, Homer, Arthur Conan Doyle, and brainy female academics.
This sequel, of sorts, to Autobiography of Red is sadder than its predecessor, and stranger, too.
"It’s a mark of how good Schroder is that, upon finishing it, I immediately went out and read the rest of her work."
The author explores raising kids—and consciousness.
He asks the big question.