Far North

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Product Details

Price
$17.00  $15.81
Publisher
Picador USA
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.4 X 0.9 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780312429720

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About the Author

Marcel Theroux is the author of A Blow to the Heart, A Stranger in the Earth, and The Confessions of Mycroft Holmes: A Paper Chase, which won a Somerset Maugham Award. He lives in London.

Reviews

"Sublime . . . There is a satisfying sadness and finality to Theroux's vision." --The New York Times Book Review

"The first great cautionary fable of climate change. Marcel Theroux's homespun tale about a solitary frontier survivor conjures up a monolithic world that's ominous and deeply memorable." --Lydia Millet, The Washington Post

"A suspenseful, gripping vision of catastrophe wrought by the warring human impulses of greed and imagination." --The Dallas Morning News

"Theroux has managed to pull off a macho novel that would appeal to both male and female readers. . . . . Who would have thought that a novel of doom could be so interesting . . . so . . . enjoyable? A real page-turner that's a surprising romp beyond despair." --The Globe and Mail

"How refreshing to meet Makepeace Hatfield, who faces a world gone wild with hope, humor, and a scrappy tenacity that manages to find beauty in a ravaged arctic landscape, and hangs on to humanity against all odds." --Pam Houston, author of Cowboys Are My Weakness

"Theroux is a master storyteller, and the narrative is as full of surprises as it is of murders. And in Makepeace he's created the moral centre of a heartless world: hardened by . . . experiences [yet] capable of great courage, friendship and loyalty, so that the bleak vision of this novel contains a glint of consolation." --Brandon Robshaw, The Independent on Sunday (five stars)

"An absorbing end-of-days fable." --GQ

"It's a great pleasure to fall into the pages of a natural-born storyteller. If you're looking for an unforgettable character, your search ends here." --Russell Hoban, author of Riddley Walker

"Imaginative and extremely well written." --Kate Saunders, The Times (London)

"An atmospheric tale of a near-future dystopia . . . One for fans of Margaret Atwood." --Evening Standard

"Marcel Theroux delivers a masterly sleight-of-hand . . . and after the third chapter deftly pulls the rug from under the reader's feet. I was completely duped. It is set in a cruel Siberian landscape that is dotted with slave camps and where 'human beings are rat-cunning and will happily kill you twice over for a hot meal.' This is an action-packed, dystopian adventure story with cracking set pieces." --Sebastian Shakespeare, Tatler

"Theroux's postapocalyptic road novel will inevitably be compared to that other postapocalyptic road novel Oprah liked, and while Theroux . . . is not the existential stylist McCarthy is, he is a superior plotter . . . Theroux succeeds in crafting a wildly eccentric and intelligent page-turner that's ultimately and strangely hopeful." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)