Lightning Rods by Helen DeWitt

"Look," he said. "The game is not rigged, OK? The only reason it's rigged, if it is rigged, is because you made it up that way. Nobody did anything behind your back. You decided, for reasons best known to yourself, to move in the direction of a rigged game, so you got a rigged game. You didn't find anything out. There was nothing to find out. You made the whole thing up in your head. And now you're talking to yourself. This has got to stop."