Things We Didn't See Coming

Things We Didn't See Coming by Steven Amsterdam
ISBN
9780733636325
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
224
Dimensions
127 x 197 x 13mm

We think we've seen it all before, but the future still arrives without warning.

For the wry narrator of this riveting journey, each shift brings him somewhere new-he's protecting his grandparents from the world outside their city gates; he's evacuating squatters before the rains wash away everything; he's enjoying a senator's coddled enclave in the hills; he's being stalked up a tree by a plague survivor; he's negotiating love with a woman who is far tougher than he could ever be; he's leading adventure tours for the terminally ill. Despite the permanent emergency of the landscape, this fractured evolution feels anything but grim-instead, it reveals what it means to survive.
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We think we've seen it all before, but the future still arrives without warning.

For the wry narrator of this riveting journey, each shift brings him somewhere new-he's protecting his grandparents from the world outside their city gates; he's evacuating squatters before the rains wash away everything; he's enjoying a senator's coddled enclave in the hills; he's being stalked up a tree by a plague survivor; he's negotiating love with a woman who is far tougher than he could ever be; he's leading adventure tours for the terminally ill. Despite the permanent emergency of the landscape, this fractured evolution feels anything but grim-instead, it reveals what it means to survive.





"A small marvel, overflowing with ideas." - The Guardian

"Preternaturally assured, finely crafted and thoroughly accomplished, it deserves to be read widely."

-The Age (Melbourne)
ISBN:
9780733636325
Publication Date:
26 / 07 / 2016
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
127 x 197 x 13mm

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