Alexandria: A Novel (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author

Paul Kingsnorth is the author of Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist, Beast, and The Wake. He cofounded the Dark Mountain Project, a global network of writers, artists, and thinkers in search of new stories for a world on the brink.

Praise For…

“Unconventional orthography . . . and mythical style add texture to a story that examines whether the body is essential or merely the mind’s cage and whether humans are inherently destructive. When one stalker has doubts about his mission, his crisis of belief drives the book into unexpected territory.”The New Yorker, Briefly Noted

“Imaginative, moody, brilliantly written—vintage Kingsnorth, that is, and a boon for readers of speculative fiction.”Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Product Details
ISBN: 9781644450352
ISBN-10: 1644450356
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Publication Date: October 20th, 2020
Pages: 408
Language: English

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