Saturday, August 30, 2014

Pre Pub Book Buzz: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

It seems just about everyone is talking about Emily St. John Mandel's upcoming book - and you can add me to the list! It sounds utterly fabulous and is definitely on my must have list for September.

Here's a bit about the book from Goodreads:

One snowy night a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear. Hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve. Moving back and forth in time-from the actor's early days as a film star to fifteen years in the future, when a theater troupe known as the Traveling Symphony roams the wasteland of what remains-this suspenseful, elegiac, spellbinding novel charts the strange twists of fate that connect five people: the actor, the man who tried to save him, the actor's first wife, his oldest friend, and a young actress with the Traveling Symphony, caught in the crosshairs of a dangerous self-proclaimed prophet. Sometimes terrifying, sometimes tender, Station Eleven tells a story about the relationships that sustain us, the ephemeral nature of fame, and the beauty of the world as we know it.

Emily St. John Mandel is the author of Last Night in Montreal, The Lola Quartet, and The Singer's Gun. Station Eleven is due out September 9 from Knopf.

1 comment:

As the Crowe Flies and Reads said...

I have really liked all of Emily Mandel's work, but this one? I absolutely loved it. One of the few (in fact, maybe only) post-apocalyptic books that I've read that concentrates far more on the hope of humanity and the preservation of music, literature, and drama than on the vicious, scary parts of the apocalypse.