The World Gives Way

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5.9 X 9.4 X 1.6 inches | 1.45 pounds
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About the Author
Marissa Levien is a writer and artist who hails from Washington State and now lives in New York with a kindly journalist and their two cats. The World Gives Way is her first novel.
"The World Gives Way pulls off the seemingly impossible, giving readers a science fiction epic, a crime thriller, an existential consideration of human mortality and the meanings of life, and a profound meditation on love - all in one supernova of a debut novel."
--Paul Harding, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Tinkers
"Marissa Levien's debut novel is a thrilling adventure, and in a moment when we're all looking for escape pods, this is a great one."
--Emma Straub, New York Times bestselling author of All Adults Here
"Marissa Levien's clever, humane debut asks a question that feels increasingly central in These Times: what do we do--what can we do--when we know the world is dying? If the stellar premise doesn't suck you in immediately (it will), the richly textured universe and indelible heroine will do the trick--and by the time you get to the final page, you'll be wishing that none of it had to end."
--Emily Temple, author of The Lightness
"The World Gives Way features some of the most ingenious world-building I've seen in ages, from class systems to grains of sand in the desert--but that's not what makes it special. The beating heart of this book is what Marissa Levien reveals about love, humanity, and our place in the universe."
--Rob Hart, author of The Warehouse
"A crackling post-apocalyptic novel and a literary stunner in the tradition of Station Eleven, about both the bang and the whimper at the end of the world."
--Susan Scarf Merrell, author of Shirley
'Infinite in scope yet intimately told, The World Gives Way is a meditation on justice, mortality, and the power of connection both in the face of crisis and in the everyday mundane. A stunning debut from an author to watch."
--Hannah Whitten, author of For the Wolf
"Myrra is the heroine readers need now, brave, unstoppable and full of hope, even as the world around her breaks apart. The World Gives Way is one of the most imaginative, thrilling and meaningful novels of the year."
--Julia Fierro, author of Cutting Teeth