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The Chalk Artist

Allegra Goodman

Nothing in Collin's life is meant to last, not his multitude of jobs, failed college career, his brilliant chalk art, or relationships. Until he meets Nina, the daughter of a virtual reality gaming mogul and high school teacher. She's frustrated with the plasticity of his life and gets him a job with her father designing a new game, UnderWorld. She's also frustrated with her inability to inspire her students. Two students, twins Aiden and Diana, are fighting their own battles. Diana with sexuality and Aiden with a video game addiction. Life gets more complicated when Aiden falls in love with an avatar who promises him early access to the unreleased UnderWorld in exchange for carrying out a borderline illegal real life promotion.