“There have been many tales of parallel worlds, but few have offered this much heart, imagination, and good old-fashioned story-telling fun.”
"I read A Universe Less Traveled in two days, which I never do. It's an intriguing novel of ideas and a lively adventure yarn as well, told in a brisk, readable style."
“What if there existed a better, more successful, happier St. Louis than the one we know? A place where men wear shorts in the summer, a place where people sometimes break into song and street parties are a must-see for the tourists who flock to St Louis from all over the world. What would a visitor from our St. Louis think of that St. Louis — and what would the people of that St. Louis think of us? It's hard to come up with original ideas, but Eric von Schrader has done it. A wistful take on our continuing angst of what we might have been.”
Have you ever wondered if there might be another world, almost like ours, but not quite? It could be brushing up against us, like the tail end of a dream, and hovering just barely out of reach.
What if you found a way to go there?
A man struggling with a midlife business crisis stumbles into an alternate version of the city he has spent his life in. At first, his visits are the most fun he’s had in years, then they become an obsession that upends his life, his family, and his entire world.