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By Rachel Cantor

"Cosmic and comedian, jam-packed with philosophy, mysticism and celestial whimsy. either profoundly wild and wildly profound." 
—Charles Yu, writer of How to stay effectively in a technological know-how Fictional Universe

In the not-too-distant destiny, competing titanic speedy foodstuff factions rule the area. Leonard works for Neetsa Pizza, the Pythagorean pizza chain, in a lonely yet hugely surveilled domestic workplace, answering calls on his proceedings hotline. It’s an uneventful task, yet he likes it—there’s a collection resolution for each state of affairs, and he by no means has to go away the home. other than then he starts off getting calls from Marco, who claims to be a thirteenth-century explorer simply again from Cathay. And what do you assert to a caller like that? Plus, Neetsa Pizza doesn’t love it in the event you burst off script.
Meanwhile, Leonard’s sister retains disappearing on mystery missions together with her “book club,” leaving him to keep up his nephew, this means that Leonard has to head outdoor. and out of doors is the place the difficulty starts off.
A marvelous debut novel in which medieval Kabbalists, infrequent e-book librarians, and Latter-Day Baconians skirmish for regulate over mystery mystical wisdom, and one Neetsa Pizza worker discovers that you just can’t retailer the area with pizza coupons.

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It used to be an indication! Sally stated. Bridge, river, crowded position the place pilgrims sleep: they advised us the place to move! first-class! Leonard stated, notwithstanding he wasn’t definite of that, he wasn’t convinced in any respect. The torches of 1000 pilgrims They collected their few assets and started jogging down the lane, searching for a bridge to a castle. The darkness used to be absolute, as there has been no highway lights, no hi! lamps on Everything’s-Okay poles anyplace. Do you have got your individual beta-version collapsible beacon? You suggest, the hat I designed in response to Baconian optics? You designed that? after all! definite, I suggest that collapsible beacon. long past, Sally stated. perhaps I left it on the hostellery. Leonard smiled: it wasn’t purely he who had left issues in the back of. That’s all right, he stated. He might have taken her hand had the line been vast adequate. glance! he stated, and pointed—at extra stars than both had ever obvious in a sky. great, Sally acknowledged, with no enthusiasm. There’s the Neetsa Pizza brand. See? The triangle with the pepperoni? subsequent to the Heraclitan flame? Sally nodded. Ironic, contemplating how the Heraclitans hate us—Oh! he acknowledged, lifting his nostril into the air. are you able to odor that? I odor compost—and in truth, they’d handed a vacant lot teeming with mounds of it. No, it’s anything else. What? Sally requested. scent together with your left nose. It’s the river, it needs to be! Over there! They became a nook onto a bigger street and there it was once! Leonard needed to restrain himself from working to the bridge, which they can see dimly a part a verst forward. The Franks have been correct, simply because as Leonard and Sally approached the bridge they can see not only the castle yet, around the river and to the left, an impressive basilica, lit bright—by the torches of 1000 pilgrims. The river They have been now not on my own: Romans and pilgrims streamed through, converging in teams of 2, 3, or extra from a variety of roads and lanes. a few have been in poor health and infrequently balanced themselves on wood crutches, which bought stuck among the cobbles; others have been pulled alongside in wheelbarrows. a number of sang fervently yet with little regard to Pythagorean tuning, their eyes mounted at the basilica. A Swedish lady with white hair fell to her knees and cried out to Saint Eric. I’ve by no means visible a river ahead of, have you ever? Leonard requested. Sally shook her head. do you need to appear? now not fairly, Sally acknowledged. Please? They stepped clear of the line and walked approximately ten cubits to the riverbank. To the ideal, they can see the white stone bridge with its 5 nice arches. To the left one other twenty cubits, unusual floating constructions, the aim of which Leonard couldn't figure. It’s quite muddy down the following, Sally stated. Leonard nodded, straining now to determine what could have been an island hooked up to the banks by way of bridges on each side. i'm wondering the place they locate the fish, he acknowledged, as he observed no fish catchers. while Sally didn’t answer, Leonard acknowledged, It’s fascinating right here, don’t you think that? Don’t you end up thinking about approximately this position, its customized and trade, for instance? How do the folks earn their lucre?

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