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The question asked by homo sapiens looking up, down and around is what is the meaning of it all? Priests and scientists make a stab at the answer, as do philosophers and astrologers, intellectuals and mystics _ none satisfactorily. Which brings the query back to us. 

A Possible Life by Sebastian Faulks 294pp, 2013 Vintage paperback. Available at Asia Books and leading bookshops, 325 baht

What have our emotions, thoughts, action, experience taught us? Is the answer in there _ in us _ somewhere? Is our life planned in advance and we follow the heavenly script? Is having faith the key? Is there a key? Does growing older mean growing wiser? Or does growing older make life more a mystery than less?

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