Lily and her ex-husband, Ryle, have just begun to co-parent civilly when Lily meets her first love, Atlas, once more. After almost two years isolated, she is cheerful that for once, things are definitely looking up for them, and she quickly says OK when Map book asks her out on the town.
A continuation of sorts incredibly blockbuster novel Station Eleven and its subsequent The Glass Lodging, Emily St. John Mandel's Ocean of Quietness is a rambling story circled straightforwardly on its ancestors, cutting them up and revamping the pieces into a trippy, thoughtful story.
Lambda is working on something weirder and more complicated. Instead of following a straight line, the story takes place in an alternate Britain where you can get in trouble with the law for breaking a talking toothbrush.
She stopped eating when she was six years old. She was hospitalized shortly thereafter with anorexia. Her doctors didn't understand. Despite the fact that she was there, they had never seen a child so young develop an eating disorder.