The Heap

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Product Details
Price
$19.99
Publisher
William Morrow & Company
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.1 X 7.7 X 0.9 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062957757
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About the Author

Sean Adams is the author of The Heap. He is a graduate of Bennington College and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. His fiction has appeared in Electric Literature's Recommended Reading, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, The Normal School, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, The Arkansas International, and elsewhere. He lives in Des Moines, Iowa, with his wife, Emma, and their various pets.

Reviews

"Cutting satire . . . . A compelling narrative with unexpected twists and darkly comic turns." -- New York Times Book Review, Editors' Choice

"Like Snowpiercer's train, a George Saunders amusement park, or the fractured cityscape from a Donald Barthelme story, The Heap's Los Verticalés is a sardonic monument to our decadent culture teetering on the brink of collapse. A wry, inventive, and highly original debut." -- Chandler Klang Smith, author of The Sky Is Yours

"The Heap is dizzying in scale, but at its heart it's an endearing and downright fun story about a man who defies all odds to reestablish a familial link that's been sundered by technology, catastrophe and commerce. . . . The first great science fiction novel of 2020, The Heap is sharp, acidic and sweet." -- NPR

"Somehow both timely and timeless, The Heap explores with heart what it means to live in the wake of strange new kinds of catastrophe." -- Seth Fried, author of The Municipalists

"Darkly funny and dystopian." -- New York Post

"As intellectually playful as the best of Thomas Pynchon and as sardonically warm as the best of Kurt Vonnegut, The Heap is both a hilarious send-up of life under late capitalism and a moving exploration of the peculiar loneliness of the early 21st century. A masterful and humane gem of a novel." -- Shaun Hamill, author of A Cosmology of Monsters

"An incandescent, melancholy satire. . . . Fans of Borges and other inventive but piercing stories will revel in this offbeat novel." -- Publishers Weekly

"A sharp, evocative look at human arrogance and the sense of community we build after tragedy." -- Library Journal

"[The Heap] recalls elaborate dystopian scenes found in Terry Gillam films. . . . Irresistibly clever commentary steeped in wit and secrets." -- Booklist

"A dystopian nightmare that is metaphorical in nature but has a compelling story. . . . A vision of the future that gives the working class a chance to get even." -- Kirkus Reviews

"A deeply weird but poignant novel about the extended family we discover amongst the rubble and ruin of a rich man's folly." -- Locus