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The New Wilderness

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ABOUT
THE BOOK

Bea’s daughter, Agnes, is slowly wasting away, her lungs ravaged by the smog and pollution of the overpopulated metropolis they call home.

The only alternative is to build a life in the vast expanse of untamed land known as The Wilderness State. No one has been allowed to venture here before. That is all about to change. But as Bea soon discovers, saving her daughter’s life might mean losing her in ways she hadn’t foreseen.
Passionate and exhilarating, The New Wilderness is the story of a mother’s fight to save her daughter in a world she can no longer call her own.

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Diane
Cook

Diane Cook is a novelist and short story writer. Her collection, Man v. Nature was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the L.A. Times Book Prize. Her stories have appeared in Harper’sTin House and Granta, and in the anthology Best American Short StoriesThe New Wilderness is her debut novel.

Diane Cook is a novelist and short story writer. Her collection, Man v. Nature was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the L.A. Times Book Prize. Her stories have appeared in Harper’sTin House and Granta, and in the anthology Best American Short StoriesThe New Wilderness is her debut novel.

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NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS

The themes of this debut novel are the climate crisis and the great love between a mother and her daughter. Can humans live in nature without destroying it? Does the harsh experiment change the relationship between mother and child?A dystopian look at what our world could become. Bibliotheek Gent, Belgium

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
13/08/2020
Country
United States
Original Language
English
Author
Publisher
Oneworld Publications

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