The Tesseract (novel)
First edition (UK)
|Publisher||Viking Press (UK)|
Riverhead Books (US)
|1998 (UK), 1999 (US)|
|Media type||Print (paperback)|
The story intertwines the lives of Manila gangsters, mothers and street children. The novel chronicles numerous characters in non-linear storylines and explores themes of love, fate, violence, power, and choices. It is Garland's second novel.
The term 'tesseract' is used for the three-dimensional net of the four-dimensional hypercube rather than the hypercube itself. It is a metaphor for the characters' inability to understand the causes behind the events which shape their lives: they can only visualize the superficial world they inhabit.
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