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Far north

Author: Marcel Theroux
Publisher: New York : Picador, 2010, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Picador edView all editions and formats
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Out on the frontier of a failed state, a plane crashes at the edge of an abandoned city. Sheriff Makepeace, the city's last citizen, resolves to go in search of the plane's origins and what is left of a world ravaged by climate change and war. In this startling, post-apocalyptic landscape, Makepeace encounters violent stockaded villages, irradiated cities, and work camps laboring to harness the technologies of a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marcel Theroux
ISBN: 9780312429720 031242972X
OCLC Number: 475447561
Notes: "National Book Award finalist"--Cover.
Description: 314 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Marcel Theroux.

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Out on the frontier of a failed state, a plane crashes at the edge of an abandoned city. Sheriff Makepeace, the city's last citizen, resolves to go in search of the plane's origins and what is left of a world ravaged by climate change and war. In this startling, post-apocalyptic landscape, Makepeace encounters violent stockaded villages, irradiated cities, and work camps laboring to harness the technologies of a vanished civilization. Far North is "an absorbing end-of-days fable" (GQ), and an adventure through an unforgettable land, in the company of a remarkable hero for our times--Cover, [p.4].

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