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World made by hand

Author: James Howard Kunstler
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, ©2008.
Series: World made by hand, bk. 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In the wake of global catastrophes that have destroyed industrial civilization, the inhabitants of Union Grove, a small New York town, do anything they can to get by, as they struggle to deal with a new way of life over the course of an eventful summer.
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Fiction
Dystopian
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Howard Kunstler
ISBN: 9780871139788 0871139782
OCLC Number: 166367811
Description: 317 pages ; 22 cm
Series Title: World made by hand, bk. 1.
Responsibility: James Howard Kunstler.
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Kunstler makes an imaginative leap into the future, a few decades hence, and shows what life may be like after these coming catastrophes--the end of oil, climate change, global pandemics, and  Read more...

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Some Sense but The Timing Seems Bad

by paeanhera (WorldCat user published 2008-11-10) Good Permalink

I can see how Mr. Kunstler can arrive at such a picture for the near future. He places his story at a about the years 2015-2020. Something very telling is the story of an elder dying and being a nurse back in World War II. Other parts of the story would suggest otherwise. Given the deterioration of...
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