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A lyrical, apocalyptic debut novel about addiction, friendship, and the struggle for survival It started with a single child and quickly spread: you could get high by drinking your own shadow. At night, lights were destroyed so that addicts could sip shadow in the pure light of the moon. Gangs of shadow addicts chased down children on playgrounds, rounded up old ladies from retirement homes. Cities were destroyed and governments fell. And if your shadow was sipped entirely, you became one of them, had to drink the shadows of others, or go mad. One hundred and fifty years later, what's left of the world is divided between the highly regimented life of those inside dome cities who are protected from natural light (and natural shadows), and those forced to the dangerous, hardscrabble life in the wilds outside. In rural Texas, Mira, her shadow-addicted friend Murk, and an ex-domer named Bale search for a possible mythological cure to the shadow sickness--but they must do so, it is said, before the return of Halley's Comet, which is only days away.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 139.7 x 209.55mm | 567g
  • SOHO PRESS
  • United States
  • English
  • 1616958278
  • 9781616958275

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Praise for Sip -For a novel about domed worlds devoid of light, Sip has no shortage of luminosity. The precision of the images in this novel illuminate every scene like the water around a lighthouse. A fable about shadow addicts and sealed-over inaccessible domes feels eerily prescient for the increasing volatile divide in the United States.- --Idra Novey, author of Ways to Disappear -It's a post-apocalyptic wasteland and are you on team Dome, team Shadowless Army, team Doc, or team shadow-sipping junkies? I know which team I'm on. Brian Allen Carr's Sip is funny, literate, crass, dark, violent, lyrical, oddly touching, and totally bat-shit crazy. I loved it.- --Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and Disappearance at Devil's Rockshow more

About Brian Allen Carr

Brian Allen Carr is the author of several story collections and novellas and has been published in McSweeney's, Hobart, and The Rumpus. He was the inaugural winner of the Texas Observer short story prize as judged by Larry McMurtry, and the recipient of a Wonderland Book Award. He splits his time between Texas and Indiana, where he writes about engineers and inventors at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Sip is his first novel.show more

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22 ratings
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5 41% (9)
4 27% (6)
3 23% (5)
2 9% (2)
1 0% (0)
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