Stephen Markley (Author)
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Simon & Schuster
January 10, 2023
6.2 X 9.4 X 1.9 inches | 2.91 pounds
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About the Author
Stephen Markley is the acclaimed author of Ohio, which NPR called a "masterpiece." A graduate of the Iowa Writer's Workshop, Markley's other books include the memoir Publish This Book and the travelogue Tales of Iceland.
"This is a stunning achievement that may earn a place among dystopian and apocalyptic classics like 1984 and On the Beach. And perhaps most of all, it's an unflinching and utterly compelling call to action to prevent an all-too-possible future."--Library Journal (starred review) "In this brilliant dystopian epic... [Markley's] nuanced characterizations of individuals with different approaches to the existential threat make the perils they encounter feel real as they navigate cover-ups and lies. It's a disturbing tour de force."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "An ambitious rendering of a forbidding future and the public and private challenges that will define it."--Kirkus "[A]mbitious, sprawling... a demanding but worthwhile read."--Booklist "A ferocious, spectacular achievement. A masterful beast of intellect and heart.?Markley should take his place as a visionary of our time." --Merritt Tierce, author of Love Me Back "A major achievement, bountifully imagined. Unquestionably one of the best novels to grapple with the climate crisis. I am haunted by it."-- Kevin Brockmeier, author of The Brief History of the Dead "A stunning and comprehensive view of a future that is both impressively imagined and terrifyingly imminent."--Fatima Farheen Mirza, author of A Place For Us "Engrossing and timely. A towering achievement in style and substance that is at once timeless and impossibly urgent."--Ben Philippe, author of Charming as a Verb "The Deluge is not just an impressively well-thought-out and all-too-realistic catalog of the ways in which the climate crisis might mutate into something much worse; it's also a page-turner packed with no shortage of thrills or heart."--Sean Adams, author of The Heap "A masterclass of climate fiction. This barnstormer of a book is a must-read."--Nana Nkweti, author of Walking on Cowrie Shells "A seminal novel and a singular achievement. The Deluge is sure to take a place alongside such great environmental books as The Overstory, The Shell Collector, Barkskins, Flight Behavior and so many others."--Bill Cusumano, Square Books, Oxford, Mississippi "An epic work of great ambition, Stephen Markley's The Deluge is unyielding; it marvels and it mortifies. Few books in a lifetime will make you feel as this one must and while full of every kind of blooming horror, Markley's magnum opus is as engulfing as it is earnest."--Jeremy Garber, Powells, Portland Oregon "A terrifyingly imagined future, made all the more believable by the real characters in the not so distant past and present. An important book."--Bobbi Irving, Penguin Bookshop in Sewickley, Pennsylvania "One of those rare novels that manages to be deeply informative and a page-turner at the same time, The Deluge takes us on an intrigue-laden journey into a possible future that is truthful with regard to both the urgency and agency that exists today in addressing the climate crisis."--Michael Mann, Presidential Distinguished Professor, University of Pennsylvania and author of "The New Climate War"