New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
First Edition. Hardcover. Stated First Edition. SIGNED by Emily St. John Mandel to publisher's bookplate. 8 1/2" X 5 7/8". 333pp. Mild wear to unclipped dust jacket, with rubbing and light creasing to corners and edges. Gold paper over boards, with spine backed in black paper and lettered in gilt. Mild edgewear to binding, with bumping to ends of spine. Binding is firm and sound. Pages are clean and unmarked. An overall very presentable first printing, signed at bookplate by Emily St. John Mandel, of her Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning work of post-apocalyptic speculative fiction, the basis for the forthcoming HBO Max limited series directed by Hiro Murai.
ABOUT THIS BOOK:
Kirsten Raymonde will never forget the night Arthur Leander, the famous Hollywood actor, had a heart attack on stage during a production of King Lear. That was the night when a devastating flu pandemic arrived in the city, and within weeks, civilization as we know it came to an end.
Twenty years later, Kirsten moves between the settlements of the altered world with a small troupe of actors and musicians. They call themselves The Traveling Symphony, and they have dedicated themselves to keeping the remnants of art and humanity alive. But when they arrive in St. Deborah by the Water, they encounter a violent prophet who will threaten the tiny band’s existence. And as the story takes off, moving back and forth in time, and vividly depicting life before and after the pandemic, the strange twist of fate that connects them all will be revealed.(Publisher). Very good / very good. Item #9333