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The Time of Her Life


“Memories of the Future”

By Siri Hustvedt

318 pages. Simon & Schuster. $27.

is known, rightly, as a novelist of ideas, so it’s not surprising to come across a concept in her new novel, “Memories of the Future,” that’s so hard to wrap your mind around you could look it up and still not understand it, unless you happen to be particularly good at math. It’s a geometric model of special relativity that unites space and time in four dimensions (three of space, one of time). I should

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