Station Eleven (Large Print / Hardcover)

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There is a reason this is one of Folio Book's all time best sellers. I loved it. Paula loved it. Beatrice loved it. One of the best books of the last decade. Mandel captures both the fragile nature of civilization and the resilency of art in the face of disaster. Any book that has extensive Shakespeare and Star Trek references is also going to have my heart.

— Martha

September 2014 Indie Next List


“This is a harrowing and wonderful book -- blunt and elegant, wise and frightening, and utterly plausible at every turn. The characters are complicated, but their stories, short or long, are always deeply engaging. We -- our species -- always find ways, little by little, not just to survive but also to reestablish a sense of place, of community, and of compassion. Unsentimental yet deeply moving, Station Eleven is a terrific achievement.”
— John Christensen, Arcadia Books, Spring Green, WI

Description


An audacious, darkly glittering novel about art, fame, and ambition set in the eerie days of civilization's collapse, from the author of three highly-acclaimed previous novels.

One snowy night a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear. Hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve. Moving back and forth in time--from the actor's early days as a film star to fifteen years in the future, when a theater troupe known as The Travelling Symphony roams the wasteland of what remains--this suspenseful, elegiac, spellbinding novel charts the strange twists of fate that connect five people: the actor, the man who tried to save him, the actor's first wife, his oldest friend, and a young actress with the Traveling Symphony, caught in the crosshairs of a dangerous self-proclaimed prophet.

Sometimes terrifying, sometimes tender, Station Eleven tells a story about the relationships that sustain us, the ephemeral nature of fame, and the beauty of the world as we know it.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781410474179
ISBN-10: 1410474178
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Publication Date: December 1st, 2014
Pages: 557
Language: English