Everything you need to understand or teach Duplex by Kathryn Davis.
Duplex is a novel by Kathryn Davis. The story takes place in an unnamed suburban town, and the narrative often uses elements of surrealism. The novel follows several residents of the town, including a local teacher named Marjorie Vicks, two former high school sweethearts named Mary and Eddie, and a family of robots that lives in the town. As the years go by, the characters adjust to new developments in their lives and strive for happiness, even as they struggle to fully accept or understand the passage of time. The novel explores themes such as relationships, time, memory, and regret.