Author: Michael Cunningham
Translator: Hong-yeop Kim
Publisher: Saenggag-eui Namu
Hardcover | 472 pages | 187*160mm
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About This Book
In each section of Michael Cunningham's bold new novel, his first since The
Hours, we encounter the same group of characters: a young boy, an older man, and
a young woman. "In the Machine" is a ghost story that takes place at the height
of the industrial revolution, as human beings confront the alienating realities
of the new machine age. "The Children's Crusade," set in the early twenty-first
century, plays with the conventions of the noir thriller as it tracks the
pursuit of a terrorist band that is detonating bombs, seemingly at random,
around the city. The third part, "Like Beauty," evokes a New York 150 years into
the future, when the city is all but overwhelmed by refugees from the first
inhabited planet to be contacted by the people of Earth.
Presiding over each episode of this interrelated whole is the prophetic figure of the poet Walt Whitman, who promised his future readers, "It avails not, neither time or place ... I am with you, and know how it is." Specimen Days is a genre-bending, haunting, and transformative ode to life in our greatest city and a meditation on the direction and meaning of America's destiny. It is a work of surpassing power and beauty by one of the most original and daring writers at work today.
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