I am writing a semi-memoir and semi-fictitious novel. My novel is a story which starts with educated, working-class married women and is divided into three parts.
In the first part, she is working on a virtual reality technology which is actually going to be an allegory to our modern consumer culture. I will be discussing a lot of philosophies like Plato, Baudrillard, etc., but meshed in a story.
In the second part, the main character gets divorced and suffers from clinical depression. Here I am going to write a lot about the state of mind of suicidally depressed people and the previous technology stuff will be no more. In this part, I am going to discuss the alternate nature of love and physical relationships.
In the third part, the main character travels to Eastern countries in search of higher meaning to life and I will be discussing all the Buddhist philosophies.
But all meshed up in a story.
So it's not entirely a fiction as it will be speaking of real-world science, philosophy, religion, and spirituality. It is also not a self-help book as I won't be directly telling the readers about these concepts. It's kind of a memoir of my own life of the last 5 years, but I am a man and I will be writing this as somebody else's story. So what exactly can be the genre?
Can I assume that my target audience will be women who are interested in philosophy and eastern religions and practices?