The Tesseract Author:Alex Garland The Tesseract has the traits of a thriller, but it's also a love story, a character study,a portrait of life among Manila's street kids, even an experiment in narration. . . . A feverish, affecting, altogether captivating story . . . what really makes The Tesseract so gripping is the author's dazzling performance as a storyteller --not the blood... more »y climaxes per se, but the innovative techniques and deft changes of pace with which they are reached. . . .