The Lightest Object in the Universe

The Lightest Object in the Universe

A Novel

Book - 2019 | First edition.
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A Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection * An Indie Next Pick * An Indies Introduce Selection * One of Reader's Digest 's Best Summer Books of 2019 * One of The Millions ' Most Anticipated Books of 2019 * One of Real Simple 's Best Books of 2019

"[This] might be the most optimistic post-apocalyptic story ever written. It's Sleepless in Seattle meets Station Eleven ." -- The A.V. Club

Carson is on the East Coast when the electrical grid goes down. Desperate to find Beatrix, a woman on the West Coast who holds his heart, he sets off along a cross-country railroad line, where he encounters lost souls, clever opportunists, and those seeking salvation. Meanwhile, Beatrix and her neighbors begin to construct a cooperative community, working to turn the end of the world into the possibility of a bright beginning.

Without modern means of communication, will Beatrix and Carson be able to find their way to each other? The answer may lie with one fifteen-year-old girl, whose actions could ultimately decide the fate of the lovers.

The Lightest Object in the Universe is a moving story about adaptation and the power of community, imagining a world where our best traits, born of necessity, can begin to emerge.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2019.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781616207939
Branch Call Number: FIC Eisel
Characteristics: 325 pages


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Aug 16, 2020

One of the best dystopian future tales I've read.

Highly recommended

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Sep 30, 2019

BKWordNerd thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over


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