Books Oval by Elvia Wilk Paperback, 339 pages, Soft Skull Press, List Price: $16.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleOvalAuthorElvia Wilk Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary After moving into a community on an artificial mountain outside Berlin and living rent-free in return for keeping quiet about its massively malfunctioning infrastructure, Louis invents a pill that rewires the user's brain to be more generous. Genres: Mysteries, Thrillers & Crime Literary Fiction Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Oval Review Book Reviews The End Of The World Ought To Be The Start Of The Story In 'Oval' June 7, 2019 Elvia Wilk's new novel follows a group of aimless young people in Berlin, working, going out, coming home — until something happens that brings about a cataclysm. But is the aimlessness intentional?