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Author: Sequoia Nagamatsu Narrator: Micky Shiloah, Stephanie Komure, Julia Whelan, Jason Culp, Matthew Bridges, various narrators, Keisuke Hoashi, Kurt Kanazawa, MacLeod Andrews, Kotaro Watanabe, Brianna Ishibashi, Greg Watanabe, Jeanne Sakata, Joe Knezevich, Brian Nishii Publisher: HarperAudio Audio Length: Release Date: January 2022 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780063072671

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS' CHOICE ROXANE GAY'S AUDACIOUS BOOK CLUB PICK FINALIST FOR THE URSULA K. LE GUIN PRIZE

"Moving and thought-provoking . . . offering psychological insights in lyrical prose while seriously exploring speculative conceits." — New York Times Book Review

"Haunting and luminous . . . Beautiful and lucid science fiction. An astonishing debut."  — Alan Moore, creator of Watchmen and V for Vendetta

Recommended by New York Times Book Review Los Angeles TimesNPRWashington Post Wall Street Journal Entertainment Weekly • Esquire Good Housekeeping NBC NewsBuzzfeed • Goodreads The MillionsThe Philadelphia Inquirer • Minneapolis Star-Tribune • San Francisco Chronicle • The Guardianand many more!

For fans of Cloud Atlas and Station Eleven, a spellbinding and profoundly prescient debut that follows a cast of intricately linked characters over hundreds of years as humanity struggles to rebuild itself in the aftermath of a climate plague—a daring and deeply heartfelt work of mind-bending imagination from a singular new voice. 

In 2030, a grieving archeologist arrives in the Arctic Circle to continue the work of his recently deceased daughter at the Batagaika Crater, where researchers are studying long-buried secrets now revealed in melting permafrost, including the perfectly preserved remains of a girl who appears to have died of an ancient virus.

Once unleashed, the Arctic plague will reshape life on Earth for generations to come, quickly traversing the globe, forcing humanity to devise a myriad of moving and inventive ways to embrace possibility in the face of tragedy. In a theme park designed for terminally ill children, a cynical employee falls in love with a mother desperate to hold on to her infected son. A heartbroken scientist searching for a cure finds a second chance at fatherhood when one of his test subjects—a pig—develops the capacity for human speech. A widowed painter and her teenaged granddaughter embark on a cosmic quest to locate a new home planet. 

From funerary skyscrapers to hotels for the dead to interstellar starships, Sequoia Nagamatsu takes readers on a wildly original and compassionate journey, spanning continents, centuries, and even celestial bodies to tell a story about the resilience of the human spirit, our infinite capacity to dream, and the connective threads that tie us all together in the universe.

"Wondrous, and not just in the feats of imagination, which are so numerous it makes me dizzy to recall them, but also in the humanity and tenderness with which Sequoia Nagamatsu helps us navigate this landscape. . . . This is a truly amazing book, one to keep close as we imagine the uncertain future."  — Kevin Wilson, New York Times bestselling author of Nothing to See Here

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  • “A heart-breaking tribute to humanity.”

    - Entertainment Weekly
  • “Hauntingly beautiful…It’s a lyrical adventure that feels fantastical yet familiar.”

    - Good Housekeeping
  • “Exactly the white-hot missive of hope, humanity, and compassion you need…Each story is a marvel of imagination.”

    - Esquire

Awards

  • An Entertainment Weekly “Must Read”
  • A BuzzFeed Books Pick of Books We're Excited About
  • A New York Times Book Review pick of Best Books Now in Paperback
  • An Amazon Best Books of the Year Pick

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About the Author

Sequoia Nagamatsu, a Japanese-American writer and managing editor of Psychopomp Magazine, is the author of the award-winning short story collection Where We Go When All We Were Is Gone, and his work has appeared in such publications as Conjunctions, The Southern Review, ZYZZYVA, Fairy Tale Review, and Tin House. He holds an MFA degree in creative writing from Southern Illinois University and a BA in anthropology from Grinnell College. He teaches creative writing at St. Olaf College and the Rainier Writing Workshop Low-Residency MFA program.

About the Narrators

Jason Culp, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, has been acting since the age of ten, and his credits include a variety of television, theater, and film roles. He is best known for his role as Julian Jerome on General Hospital. In addition to audiobooks and voice-over work in national commercials, he has also narrated documentaries for National Geographic and the History Channel.

MacLeod Andrews is an actor, voice actor, and Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator who earned the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2018. He has starred in a number of independent short and feature films and is a member of the Rising Phoenix Repertory Company in New York City.

MacLeod Andrews is an actor, voice actor, and Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator who earned the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2018. He has starred in a number of independent short and feature films and is a member of the Rising Phoenix Repertory Company in New York City.

Greg Watanabe is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.

Joe Knezevich is an audiobook narrator and award-winning actor. He earned a BFA in acting from Florida State University and studied in London. In addition to his work on the stage, he has appeared in many roles on the small screen and in film, including in The Change Up, Parental Guidance, 42, The Last of Robin Hood, and Allegiant.

Brian Nishii is a voice talent and award-winning audiobook narrator.

MacLeod Andrews is an actor, voice actor, and Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator who earned the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2018. He has starred in a number of independent short and feature films and is a member of the Rising Phoenix Repertory Company in New York City.

Julia Whelan is a novelist, screenwriter, lifelong actor, and multiple award-winning audiobook narrator. She graduated with a degree in English and creative writing from Middlebury College and Oxford University. She is a former child actor who has appeared in multiple films and television shows.

Jason Culp, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, has been acting since the age of ten, and his credits include a variety of television, theater, and film roles. He is best known for his role as Julian Jerome on General Hospital. In addition to audiobooks and voice-over work in national commercials, he has also narrated documentaries for National Geographic and the History Channel.

Nick Podehl is a professional voice actor. He has narrated numerous audiobooks, many of which have won prestigious awards, including fourteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. He currently lives and works around Grand Rapids, Michigan, with his wife.