I haven't written the intro or closing for my query yet, but this is the meat of it. Comments and criticism would be appreciated. Brandon Calumet doesn’t believe the world is real, but he still has to live in it. As a child, he develops exebellon, a rare condition where one experiences prolonged periods of déjà vu. While most cases of exebellon result in schizophrenia, or other disorders, Brandon struggles to reconcile it with his love of art and girls. But when these struggles converge, they either bring him to transcendence—or madness. Growing up in the 1980’s and 90’s, Brandon attempts to form an identity, while being bullied by white kids for not acting ‘black’, and laughed at by black kids for acting ‘white’. These issues evolve entering adulthood, as Brandon finds the bad of everything good in a series of relationships, and then discovers the root of his exebellon within Chicago’s art college scene, near the turn of the century.