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Short Description for Anathem Since childhood, Erasmus has lived behind the walls of a 3,400-year-old monastery. There, he and his cohorts are sealed off from the illiterate, irrational, and unpredictable secular world, until the day that a higher power decides it is only these cloistered scholars who have the abilities to avert an impending catastrophe.
- Published: 30 November 2010
- Format: Paperback 998 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780061694943 ISBN 10: 0061694940
- Sales rank: 200,049
Full description for Anathem
For ten years Fraa Erasmas, a young avout, has lived ina cloistered sanctuary formathematicians, scientists, and philosophers, protected from thecorrupting influences of the outsideworld. But before the week is out, both the existence he abandonedand the one he embraced will standpoised on the brink of cataclysmicchange--and Erasmas will becomea major player in a drama that willdetermine the future of his world, as he follows his destiny to the mostinhospitable corners of the planet . . .and beyond.