The Last Town on Earth

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Random House Trade
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5.1 X 7.9 X 1.1 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author
Thomas Mullen was born in Rhode Island and lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife. He is at work on a new novel.
"Provocative . . . dramatic . . . A brisk pace and good storytelling bring to life a historical period that seems as fraught and fascinating as our own. . . . The Last Town on Earth asks important questions and has contemporary resonance."--The Seattle Times

"A gripping story . . . Mullen carefully balances the tensions and events of this historic time."--The Sunday Oregonian

"In his remarkable first novel, Thomas Mullen employs a theme as old as Sophocles' plague-ridden Thebes and as modern as Camus' Oran. . . . A brilliant series of plot twists is set in motion. . . . Time and again, Mullen's suspenseful storytelling pulls us forward. Time and again, his imagery . . . is devastatingly right."--The New York Times Book Review

"Absorbing . . . both a moving coming-of-age saga and an intriguing portrait of a town in trouble."--USA Today

"Gripping . . . [a] page-turner . . . psychological suspense, villains, victims, a conflicted hero or two, secrets and a mystery. In short, it's a grabber. . . . [Mullen has] a killer insight . . . the kind of writing that makes The Last Town on Earth . . . a worthy place to visit."--The Washington Post

"Extraordinary . . . Mullen gracefully interweaves story arcs--a poignant romance among them--and evokes a powerful sense of place. . . . His tale is deeply resonant."--People (four stars)

"Mullen provides a rich historical background and a well-drawn cast of characters. . . . A fascinating account of a time and a place that most of us have never heard about, all without going overboard in sentimentality or kitsch."--Los Angeles Times