Answers in the Abstract (AiA) is an unfinished work of fiction by Austin Carpentieri. AiA is
a work of fiction which aims to put on display the inner minds of the characters. The story centers around
a group of friends in high school, and their opinions of each other and what they each mean to each other.
Exploring events of loss and tragedy, and how we move onwards and find beauty after them, AiA is a
deeply personal work which is meant to be emotionally and intellectually provoking. Grief, joy, ecstasy,
and yearning fuel the characters and pages developed here. Also included is a brief analysis by the author
of influential works during the writing of this manuscript. AiA is by no means a finished product.