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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,980 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jonathan Lethem Narrator: Scott Sowers Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In Jonathan Lethem’s wryly funny second novel, we meet a young man named Chaos who’s living in a movie theater in post-apocalyptic Wyoming, drinking alcohol, and eating food out of cans.

It’s an unusual and at times unbearable existence, but Chaos soon discovers that his post-nuclear reality may have no connection to the truth. So he takes to the road with a girl named Melinda in order to find answers. As the pair travels through the United States they find that, while each town has been affected differently by the mysterious source of the apocalypse, none of the people they meet can fill in their incomplete memories or answer their questions. Gradually, figures from Chaos’s past, including some who appear only under the influence of intravenously administered drugs, make Chaos remember some of his forgotten life as a man named Moon.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[Letham is] an author to be reckoned with…A social critic, a sardonic satirist like the Walker Percy of Love in the Ruins. But with Amnesia Moon, Lethem slips out of the shadow of his predecessors to deliver a droll, downbeat vision that is both original and persuasive.”


  • “At its heart, this novel remains a simple story—the search for identity, the search for family—but Lethem uses it successfully as a springboard for both a commentary on American culture and a convincing portrait of his main character.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A hip, updated conflation of Harlan Ellison’s A Boy and His Dog and Jim Thompson’s The Alcoholics. Jonathan Lethem escorts us down an impossibly post-terminal Route 66, kicking and screaming and loving every minute of it.”

    Barry Gifford, author of Wild at Heart

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Craig | 2/14/2014

    " This is a wild and wacky novel with fun plot twists and interesting characters that probably fits into the post-modern magic realism genre. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sara | 2/10/2014

    " I'm still not sure what happened, what's "real," but I guess that's the point. Very strange book, strange characters and scenes, but entertaining and thought provoking. I'm going to have to read more by Lethem, I think. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Michelle | 2/6/2014

    " Jonathan Lethem is one of my favorite science fiction authors. This one is really wacky, but good. I had Amnesia Moon dreams afterwards. He can create the most exceptional ideas and turn them into well written prose that just flows, no matter how odd the subject matter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amber Dawn | 2/5/2014

    " People are always comparing authors to Philip K Dick, but in this case I think they're pretty much right on the money. Just as wacky, slightly less crazy. "

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