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The Age of Miracles

The Age of Miracles

The Age of Miracles

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Thompson Walker, Karen;  
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Fiction > Literary
出版社
Random House Publishing Group
ISBN-13
9780812992977
ISBN-10
0812992970
出版日期
2012-06
页数
272
单位
尺寸
24.23 * 2.74 * 16.69
装帧
Hardcover
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About the Author

Karen Thompson Walker is a graduate of UCLA and the Columbia MFA program and a recipient of the 2011 Sirenland Fellowship as well as a Bomb magazine fiction prize. A former editor at Simon & Schuster, she wrote The Age of Miracles in the mornings before work. Born and raised in San Diego, she now lives in Brooklyn with her husband. The Age of Miracles is her first book.

Review

Advance praise for The Age of Miracles

“[A] gripping debut … Thompson’s Julia is the perfect narrator … While the apocalypse looms large—has in fact already arrived—the narrative remains fiercely grounded in the surreal and horrifying day-to-day and the personal decisions that persist even though no one knows what to do. A triumph of vision, language, and terrifying momentum, the story also feels eerily plausible, as if the problems we’ve been worrying about all along pale in comparison to what might actually bring our end.”—Publishers Weekly (STARRED REVIEW)

“What a remarkable and beautifully wrought novel. In its depiction of a world at once utterly like and unlike our own, THE AGE OF MIRACLES is so convincingly unsettling that it just might make you stockpile emergency supplies of batteries and bottled water. It also--thank goodness--provides great solace with its wisdom, its compassion, and the elegance of its story-telling.”
Curtis Sittenfeld, author of Prep

“Is the end near? In Karen Thompson Walker's beautiful and frightening debut, sunsets are becoming rarities, "real-timers" live in daylight colonies while mainstream America continues to operate on the moribund system of "Clock Time," and environmentalists rail against global dependence on crops that guzzle light. Against this apocalyptic backdrop, Walker sets the coming-of-age story of brave, bewildered Julia, who wonders at the "malleable rhythms" of the increasingly erratic adults around her. Like master fabulists Steven Millhauser and Kevin Brockmeier, Karen Thompson Walker takes a fantastic premise and makes it feel thrillingly real. In precise, poetic language, she floods the California suburbs with shadows and a doomsday glow, and in this altered light shows us amazing things about how one family responds to a stunningly imagined global crisis.&rd... --This text refers to the Kindle Edition edition.