I think it involved some sort of romantic subplot, but I'm not sure. I also remember it having the discussion of death, maybe of the main characters mother?

The most significant thing I remember is the main character talking about an experiment: A large amount of water was put in a vat, and it was watched to detect the disappearance of electrons/(protons/something like that). There was also a scene where the main character was sitting on a roof looking out over a town, and sees a flash that he thinks is one of the particles.

It was set in the United States in modern-ish time. I read it within the last ten years.
It was a printed book, I think the cover was colorful but maybe not.
It was in English and not a translation (that I know of).
I read it in the U.S.A., I think I got it from a public library.

  • Welcome to Literature! Can you remember any more details about this book - for example, when did you read it, how old was it, what language was it written in, where in the world was it set, what time period was it set in, ... ? There's a checklist here which might help to jog your memory on some extra details. Every little helps! :-) – Rand al'Thor Oct 23 '17 at 23:11
  • @Randal'Thor I added everything I could based on your comment and the list. – domojz Oct 24 '17 at 18:20

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