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The Actual Star : A Novel

The Actual Star : A Novel

Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers Inc
SKU: 9780063002890
R 391,00
David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas meets Octavia Butler's Earthseed series, as acclaimed author Monica Byrne (The Girl in the Road) spins a brilliant multigenerational saga spanning two thousand years, from the collapse of the ancient Maya to a far-future utopia on the brink of civil war. The Actual Star takes readers on a journey over two millennia and six continents -telling three powerful tales a thousand years apart, all of them converging in the same cave in the Belizean jungle. Braided toge
October, 2021
David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas meets Octavia Butler's Earthseed series, as acclaimed author Monica Byrne (The Girl in the Road) spins a brilliant multigenerational saga spanning two thousand years, from the collapse of the ancient Maya to a far-future utopia on the brink of civil war. The Actual Star takes readers on a journey over two millennia and six continents -telling three powerful tales a thousand years apart, all of them converging in the same cave in the Belizean jungle. Braided together are the stories of a pair of teenage twins who ascend the throne ofa Maya kingdom; a young American woman on a trip of self-discovery in Belize; and two dangerous charismatics vying for the leadership of a new religion and racing toward a confrontation that will determine the fate of the few humans left on Earth after massive climate change. In each era, a reincarnated trinity of souls navigates the entanglements of tradition and progress, sister and stranger, and love and hate-until all of their age-old questions about the nature of existence converge deep underground, where only in complete darkness can they truly see. The Actual Star is a feast of ideas about where humanity came from, where we are now, and where we're going-and how, in every age, the same forces that drive us apart also bind us together.
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ISBN13 9780063002890
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Contributor By (author) Monica Byrne
Publication Date 2021-10-14
Language English
Format Hardback
Pages 624
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 229 X 152 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 454
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David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas meets Octavia Butler's Earthseed series, as acclaimed author Monica Byrne (The Girl in the Road) spins a brilliant multigenerational saga spanning two thousand years, from the collapse of the ancient Maya to a far-future utopia on the brink of civil war. The Actual Star takes readers on a journey over two millennia and six continents -telling three powerful tales a thousand years apart, all of them converging in the same cave in the Belizean jungle. Braided together are the stories of a pair of teenage twins who ascend the throne ofa Maya kingdom; a young American woman on a trip of self-discovery in Belize; and two dangerous charismatics vying for the leadership of a new religion and racing toward a confrontation that will determine the fate of the few humans left on Earth after massive climate change. In each era, a reincarnated trinity of souls navigates the entanglements of tradition and progress, sister and stranger, and love and hate-until all of their age-old questions about the nature of existence converge deep underground, where only in complete darkness can they truly see. The Actual Star is a feast of ideas about where humanity came from, where we are now, and where we're going-and how, in every age, the same forces that drive us apart also bind us together.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9780063002890
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Contributor By (author) Monica Byrne
Publication Date 2021-10-14
Language English
Format Hardback
Pages 624
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 229 X 152 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 454
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