Recursion: A Novel - Book Two Summary & Analysis

Blake Crouch
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In Book Two, "Helena, June 20, 2009," Slade explains to Helena that the deprivation is capable of sending individuals back into any of their memories. Helena worries the chair could be used for evil. Slade scoffs and tells her she is no longer on the original timeline, that they are reliving a memory. He tells her he once worked as her assistant and killed her in order to rebuild the chair according to his design and uses. Every time they move into the past, Slade explains, they do not gain access to alternate remembered timelines until they live up to the point of the initial time disruption. All competing timelines then merge.

In "Barry, October 25 - 26, 2007," Barry moves through his former home, talking to Julia, marveling at being back in his past. He is overcome by motion. The next morning he finds himself still in...

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