Thorndike Press

Station Eleven

  • Emily St. John Mandel
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  • ISBN-10: 1594138826
  • ISBN-13: 9781594138829
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.12 lbs ( .51 kgs)
  • 556 Pages | Paperback
  • Published/Released June 2015
  • Bestsellers

About

Overview

A New York Times Bestseller
2014 National Book Award Finalist

One snowy night‚ famous actor Arthur Leander has a heart attack onstage while performing King Lear. An EMT in the audience performs CPR‚ but Arthur is dead. That same night‚ a terrible flu begins to spread. Set in the eerie days of civilization's collapse‚ this is the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star‚ his would-be savior‚ and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region‚ risking everything for art and humanity.

Reviews

Customer Reviews

"Ambitious, magnificent . . . Mandel's vision is not only achingly beautiful but startlingly plausible, exposing the fragile beauty of the world we inhabit. In the burgeoning postapocalyptic literary genre, Mandel's transcendent, haunting novel deserves a place alongside The Road, The Passage, and The Dog Stars."

— Booklist (starred)

"[An] ambitious take on a post-apocalyptic world where some strive to preserve art, culture and kindness . . . Think of Cormac McCarthy seesawing with Joan Didion . . . Mandel spins a satisfying web of coincidence and kismet . . . Magnetic . . . a breakout novel."

— Kirkus (starred)

"A unique departure from which to examine civilization's wreckage . . . [a] wild fusion of celebrity gossip and grim future . . . Mandel's examination of the connections between individuals with disparate destinies makes a case for the worth of even a single life."

— Publishers Weekly