Station Eleven

Station Eleven

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Day one: The Georgia Flu explodes over the surface of the Earth like a neutron bomb. News reports put the mortality rate at over 99%.

Week Two: Civilisation has crumbled.

Year Twenty: A band of actors and musicians called the Travelling Symphony move through their territories performing concerts and Shakespeare to the settlements that have grown up there. Twenty years after the pandemic, life feels relatively safe. But now a new danger looms, and it threatens the hopeful world every survivor has tried to rebuild.

Moving backwards and forwards in time, from the glittering years just before the collapse to the strange and altered world that exists twenty years after, Station Eleven charts the unexpected twists of fate that connect six people: famous actor Arthur Leander; Jeevan, a bystander warned about the flu just in time; Arthur's first wife, Miranda; Arthur's oldest friend, Clark; Kirsten, an actress with the Travelling Symphony; and the mysterious and self-proclaimed 'prophet'.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 140 x 153 x 27mm | 224g
  • Bolinda/Audible audio
  • Australia
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 1489458506
  • 9781489458506
  • 858,633

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'... beautifully written, and wonderfully elegiac, a book that I will long remember, and return to.' -- George R.R. Martin 'Visually stunning, dreamily atmospheric and impressively gripping ...' -- The Guardian 'Glorious, unexpected, superbly written; just try putting it down.' -- The Times
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About Emily St. John Mandel

Emily St. John Mandel was born in Canada and studied dance at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre. She is the author of the novels Last Night in Montreal, The Singer's Gun, The Lola Quartet and Station Eleven and is a staff writer for The Millions. She is married and lives in New York. Jack Hawkins is a British stage, film and television actor who attended Oxford University and graduated from LAMDA. He has appeared on the West End in Birdsong, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and Harvey, and toured internationally with Cheek by Jowl to perform at the Sydney Theatre and BAM in New York. He has also appeared on television in Call the Midwife, New Tricks, Casualty and Holby City, and in the feature films Writers Retreat and The Head Hunter. He is also a narrator, lending his voice to audiobooks by bestselling authors Bernard Cornwell, Toby Clements and Andy McNab.
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