Study Guide

Dark Matter The Home

By Blake Crouch

The Home

Most of the time, when you're reading books that are about the home, you're reading about houses and hometowns and stuff like that, right? Well, Dark Matter takes things way further: this book is all about your home universe.

Yep, folks: welcome to the multiverse. Your home universe is one of an infinite number of universes—and different versions of you live in most of them.

In Dark Matter, Jason Dessen is a mild-mannered community college professor whose world is turned upside-down when he's kidnapped by a doppelgänger from another dimension. With us so far? As Jason struggles to navigate a sea of different universes, some of them wildly different from his own and some wildly similar, he gains a greater appreciation for the things that make his home his home.

Questions About The Home

  1. How does Jason define his home?
  2. What is Amanda's relationship with her home? Will she be happy in her new one?
  3. What type of universe will Charlie create?
  4. Does the concept of parallel universes affect your understanding of home?

Chew on This

The most defining part of Jason's "home" is his relationship with Daniela.

Unlike Jason, Amanda has no hope of returning home, making her predicament far scarier.

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