The New Wilderness

The New Wilderness

Author: Diane Cook

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN: 0062333143

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2020 "THE ENVIRONMENTAL NOVEL OF OUR TIMES" --Lemn Sissay, Booker Prize Judge "The New Wilderness is a virtuosic debut, brutal and beautiful in equal measure." --Emily St. John Mandel, New York Times bestselling author of Station Eleven Margaret Atwood meets Miranda July in this wildly imaginative debut novel of a mother's battle to save her daughter in a world ravaged by climate change; A prescient and suspenseful book from the author of the acclaimed story collection, MAN V. NATURE. Bea's five-year-old daughter, Agnes, is slowly wasting away, consumed by the smog and pollution of the overdeveloped metropolis that most of the population now calls home. If they stay in the city, Agnes will die. There is only one alternative: the Wilderness State, the last swath of untouched, protected land, where people have always been forbidden. Until now. Bea, Agnes, and eighteen others volunteer to live in the Wilderness State, guinea pigs in an experiment to see if humans can exist in nature without destroying it. Living as nomadic hunter-gatherers, they slowly and painfully learn to survive in an unpredictable, dangerous land, bickering and battling for power and control as they betray and save one another. But as Agnes embraces the wild freedom of this new existence, Bea realizes that saving her daughter's life means losing her in a different way. The farther they get from civilization, the more their bond is tested in astonishing and heartbreaking ways. At once a blazing lament of our contempt for nature and a deeply humane portrayal of motherhood and what it means to be human, The New Wilderness is an extraordinary novel from a one-of-a-kind literary force.
The New Wilderness
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: Diane Cook
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-06-22 - Publisher: Harper Perennial

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2020 "THE ENVIRONMENTAL NOVEL OF OUR TIMES" --Lemn Sissay, Booker Prize Judge "The New Wilderness is a virtuosic debut, brutal and beautiful in equal measure." --Emily St. John Mandel, New York Times bestselling author of Station Eleven Margaret Atwood meets Miranda July in this wildly
Man V. Nature
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Diane Cook
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-02 - Publisher: Oneworld

*SHORTLISTED FOR THE GUARDIANFIRST BOOK AWARD 2015* SHORTLISTED FOR THE LA TIMES BOOKS PRIZE 2015 A SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE NOTABLE BOOK OF 2014 A BOSTON GLOBE BEST FICTION OF 2014 ROXANE GAY'S TOP TEN BOOKS OF 2014 AN AMAZON BEST SHORT STORY COLLECTION OF 2014 AN iBOOK BEST OF 2014
The New Wilderness
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Diane Cook
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-30 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

'THE ENVIRONMENTAL NOVEL OF OUR TIMES.' Lemn Sissay, Booker Prize judge From an acclaimed Guardian First Book Award finalist comes a debut novel 'brutal and beautiful in equal measure' (Emily St. John Mandel) A Guardian Best Science Fiction Book of the Year A 'Best Book of the Year 2020' according
A Scapegoat in the New Wilderness
Language: en
Pages: 339
Authors: Frederic Cople Jaher
Categories: Antisemitism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994 - Publisher:

Jaher sets up a comparative framework, in which American anti-Semitism is seen in relation to other forms of ethnic and religious bigotry. He compares America's treatment of Jews to their treatment in other eras and countries, and notes variations by region, social group, and historical period.
The New Wilderness Handbook
Language: en
Pages: 317
Authors: Paul Petzoldt
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 1984 - Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

A lifetime in the wilderness forms the basis for this introduction to the techniques of enjoying and conserving the uninhabited regions of America