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In ​each section of Michael Cunningham's bold new novel, his first since The Hours, we encounter the same group of characters: a young boy, an older man, and a young woman. „In the Machine” is a ghost story that takes place at the height of the industrial revolution, as human beings confront the alienating realities of the new machine age. „The Children's Crusade,” set in the early twenty-first century, plays with the conventions of the noir thriller as it tracks the pursuit of a terrorist band that is detonating bombs, seemingly at random, around the city. The third part, „Like Beauty,” evokes a New York 150 years into the future, when the city is all but overwhelmed by refugees from the first inhabited planet to be contacted by the people of Earth.

Presiding over each episode of this interrelated whole is the prophetic figure of the poet Walt Whitman, who promised his future readers, „It avails not, neither time or place… I am with you, and know how it is.” Specimen Days… (tovább)

Eredeti megjelenés éve: 2005

Picador, London, 2006
336 oldal · ISBN: 9780312425029
HarperCollins, London, 2006
306 oldal · ISBN: 0007222033
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2005
308 oldal · ISBN: 9780002005593

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