Alexandria

Alexandria

A Novel

Book - 2020
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A visionary and timely novel about a world out of balance by the prizewinning author of The Wake

When Swans return, Alexandria will fall.

One thousand years from now, a small religious community lives in what were once the fens of eastern England. They are perhaps the world's last human survivors. Now they find themselves stalked by a force that draws ever closer, and that seems to have brought them to the brink of extinction. A force that offers them a promise and a threat: a place called Alexandria.

Set in a time on the far side of an apocalypse, and perhaps on the verge of another, Paul Kingsnorth's radical new novel is a work of matchless, mythic imagination. It is driven by elemental themes: community versus the self, the mind versus the body, machine over man--and the tension between an unstable present and an unknown, unknowable future.

Alexandria is the rousing conclusion to an extraordinary fiction project that began with Kingsnorth's prizewinning novel The Wake , one that maps two thousand years of troubled human history.

Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2020]
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9781644450352
1644450356
Branch Call Number: KINGSNOR
Characteristics: ix, 392 pages ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Kingsnorth, Paul 1972- Beast.

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