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Michael Williams, in Melbourne's "The Age," wrote of this award-winning, dazzling debut collection, "By turns horrific and beautiful . . . Humanity at its most fractured and desolate . . . Often moving, frequently surprising, even blackly funny . . . "Things We Didn't See Coming "is terrific." This is just one of the many rave reviews that appeared on the Australian publication of these nine connected stories set in a not-too-distant dystopian future in a landscape at once utterly fantastic and disturbingly familiar. Richly imagined, dark, and darkly comic, the stories follow the narrator over three decades as he tries to survive in a world that is becoming increasingly savage as cataclysmic events unfold one after another. In the first story, "What We Know Now"--set in the eve of the millennium, when the world as we know it is still recognizable--we meet the then-nine-year-old narrator fleeing the city with his parents, just ahead of a Y2K breakdown. The remaining stories capture the strange--sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes funny--circumstances he encounters in the no-longer-simple act of survival; trying to protect squatters against floods in a place where the rain never stops, being harassed (and possibly infected) by a man sick with a virulent flu, enduring a job interview with an unstable assessor who has access to all his thoughts, taking the gravely ill on adventure tours. But we see in each story that, despite the violence and brutality of his days, the narrator retains a hold on his essential humanity--and humor. "Things We Didn't See Coming "is haunting, restrained, and beautifully crafted--a stunning debut. Things We Didn't See Coming Amsterdam, Steven K., Vintage Books

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Opening on the eve of the millennium, when the world as we know it is still recognisable, we meet the nine-year-old narrator as he flees the city with his parents, just ahead of a Y2K breakdown. Next he is a teenager with a growing criminal record, taking his grandparents for a Sunday drive. In a world transformed by battles over resources, he teaches them how to steal. In time we see him struggle through strange, horrific and unexpectedly funny terrain as he goes about the no longer simple act of survival. Despite the chaos of his world, he keeps his eyes on the exit door, his heart open and his mind on what he thinks is going to happen next. Longlisted for the Guardian first book award. A mesmerising debut set in a not-too-distant future, in a landscape at once utterly fantastic and strangely familiar. Bücher > Fremdsprachige Bücher > Englische Bücher > Fantasy & Science Fiction Taschenbuch 04.08.2011, Vintage Publishing, .201

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A mesmerising debut set in a not-too-distant future, in a landscape at once utterly fantastic and strangely familiar. Opening on the eve of the millennium, when the world as we know it is still recognisable, we meet the nine-year-old narrator as he flees the city with his parents, just ahead of a Y2K breakdown. Next he is a teenager with a growing criminal record, taking his grandparents for a Sunday drive. In a world transformed by battles over resources, he teaches them how to steal. In time we see him struggle through strange, horrific and unexpectedly funny terrain as he goes about the no longer simple act of survival. Despite the chaos of his world, he keeps his eyes on the exit door, his heart open and his mind on what he thinks is going to happen next. Longlisted for the Guardian first book award. Bücher / Fremdsprachige Bücher / Englische Bücher / Fantasy & Science Fiction 978-0-09-954704-4, Vintage Publishing

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Things We Didn't See Coming
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Steven Amsterdam

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Things We Didn't See Coming

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A mesmerising debut set in the not-too-distant future, in a landscape at once utterly fantastic and strangely familiar. Darkly comic, this is said to read like a less relentlessly bleak Cormac McCarthy and Philip K. Dick.

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Weight: 0,163 kg
Language: Englisch

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