Eleven year old Simeon Isherwood is locked in — he can neither walk nor talk.
A radical new gene therapy gives him contact with the world for the first time. Simeon, used to the tranquility of his inner world, finds only agony.
This turmoil of new sensations and experiences catches the attention of a mysterious entity. God-like and aloof from humanity, it decides it must heal this young mind.
The results are catastrophic.
From the author of The Kim's Game, The Matter is a unique and head-spinning speculation.