A Spy in the Ruins

A Spy in the Ruins : A Caveat Lector Book

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ABOUT THE BOOK A great American city is destroyed under mysterious circumstances, wasted by explosions and fire. A lone survivor wanders, lost, among its ruins. Out of a whirlwind of language appear the images of a boy, a youth, a middle-aged man exploring lives he might have led had he made different choices in early manhood, of an old man in a hospital, paralyzed and dying ? and of a young girl, a young woman, an old woman, alone, abandoned, longing, in an every-renewed and ever-frustrated search for love. Christopher Bernard's magnificent debut novel, anticipated by his literary admirers for more than eight years, offers a portrait of a society in turmoil, at war, divided and afraid, a world driven from its moorings, in quest of significance in a chaotic time ? a world like our own, inhabited by people finding what purposes they can, in the creation of meaning out of the chaos of experience.
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  • Paperback | 543 pages
  • 139.7 x 210.8 x 30.5mm | 635.04g
  • United States
  • English
  • 1587901110
  • 9781587901119

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