Far North : A Novel (Paperback)

Author: Theroux, Marcel

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This National Book Award finalist and "New York Times Book Review" Editors'' Choice is an enthralling, poetic adventure set in post-apocalyptic Siberia.


Publisher St Martins Pr
Mfg Part# 9780312429720
SKU 213443473
Format Paperback
ISBN10 031242972X
Release Date 6/22/2010
"Theroux succeeds in crafting a wildly eccentric and intelligent page-turner that's ultimately and strangely hopeful." (starred review)
"Theroux is a master storyteller, and the narrative is as full of surprises as it is of murders. And in Makepeace he's created the moral centre of a heartless world: hardened by her experiences she nevertheless remains capable of great courage, friendship and loyalty, so that the bleak vision of this novel contains a glint of consolation."
"FAR NORTH is a suspenseful, gripping vision of catastrophe wrought by the warring human impulses of greed and imagination. Like Cormac McCarthy's THE ROAD or Richard Matheson's I AM LEGEND, it envisions the last of the multitudes coming to grips with our fall from grace."
"There's a satisfying sadness and finality to Theroux's vision, but the story's true power comes from the hard-won victories of its remarkable narrator, Makepeace. 'A person is always better than a book,' Makepeace claims, and the novel's enduring achievement is to give us a protagonist who lives up to that claim."
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Annotation War, environmental travesties, and technological dependence have left things grim in an outpost town in the Far North, a violent Siberian region (also known as "the Zone") kept in fear by vicious warlords. Living here is Makepeace, an officer posted to this bleak terrain. Her friends and family, one by one, become casualties of the Far North, leaving her with her loneliness. As she fights to stay alive, Makepeace is a truly unforgettable character, who brings a ray of hopefulness to Marcel Theroux's suspenseful and chilling novel, which was a finalist for the 2009 National Book Award for fiction.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0314
Publisher Picador USA

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