This book is a time loop.
I had already seen the movie “Groundhog Day”: The idea is the same: you are locked in a time trap.
This also reminds me of the concept of chronotope.
From a forthcoming publication in FRENCH :
Analyse de tâches d’apprentissage et pratiques professionnelles en Réalité Virtuelle : Dimension temporelle hybride étendue
“The idea behind the Bakhtinian chronotope (Bakhtin, 1981) is that the spatio-temporal dimensions of a literary work are inseparable. The chrontope refers to an organization of space and time in the development of the activity, emerging from the practice in progress, shared by the actors of a system. The concept is linked to what Foucault (1967) called a “heterotopia”, i.e. a place where heterogeneous material, social and cultural spaces overlap and alternate.
Following Bakhtin, the scientific literature assumes that space and time are interdependent social constructs rather than independent realities (van Eijck & Roth, 2010). Furthermore, the chronotope concerns both the immaterial, semiotic worlds of discourse and narratives, and the patterns of organization of space and time that are implemented by the movement of bodies and objects (Rosborough, 2016). Therefore, chronotopic analysis also considers the bodily-material aspect of space-time.
Today it is like this for me: yet another day of teletravail in the same material structure of the room and in my own psychological structure: that I can still change while remaining in the same configuration.