100 words isn’t enough to do this book justice: it’s a massively ambitious take on power as it relates to gender, race, and cultural dynamics wrapped around what might be a love story.
The plot hinges on a theory of perfect attraction: that you can discover what a person is attracted to and thus, eventually, put together a perfect match. This I could not overlook: perceptions change with time and love. Love isn’t a formula, but a complex power dynamic itself.
Delaney has built a fantastically complex fully realised universe but far too much is jammed into a thus-inelegant narrative.