Parasites Like Us

Parasites Like Us

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*The debut novel by the author of THE ORPHAN MASTER'S SON: winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2013

After trashing his cherry '72 Corvette, illegally breaking into an ancient burial site, and snacking on 12,000-year-old popcorn, Hank Hannah finds that he's inadvertently unleashed the apocalypse. Hank, a professor of anthropology back in the days when there were still co-eds to ogle and now one of only twelve humans still alive on earth, decides to record the last days of human civilization for whomever - or whatever - might replace us.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 127 x 198 x 24mm | 273g
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1784160083
  • 9781784160081
  • 753,761

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A fantastically twisted and terrifying first novel
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A fantastically twisted and terrifying first novel * Esquire * Brilliance to burn * New York Times Book Review *
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About Adam Johnson

ADAM JOHNSON won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2013 for his second novel, the New York Times bestseller The Orphan Master's Son ('Excavates the very meaning of life' New York Times). His short story 'Nirvana' won the prestigious Sunday Times/EFG Short Story Award. He is the author of acclaimed story collections, Fortune Smiles and Emporium and the novel Parasites Like Us. He teaches creative writing at Stanford University and lives with his family in San Francisco.
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