How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe: A Novel - Chapters 13-15 Summary & Analysis

Charles Yu
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Chapters 13-15 Summary

In Chapter 13, the narrator is hit with the realization that he has let a decade slip away, but he doesn't feel like catching up with anyone. Even so, he goes to the family's home, where he can watch his mother in her endless one-hour time loop. He enters through the fire escape and watches a hologram of himself interacting with his mother. Just as the time-loop ends, he taps on the window to snap her out of it. They have a brief conversation, in which she groggily complains that he calls too seldom. He reflects that he is a momma's boy who learned grammar from her, especially all about tenses. She gives him a wrapped box from his closet, which makes him realize she has been living partly out of the time loop. On the way home, he gives five dollars...

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