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The city where we once lived : a novel / Eric Barnes.

Barnes, Eric, (author.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Gibsons Public Library FIC BARN (Text) 30886001052147 Adult Fiction Hardcover Volume hold Checked out 07/10/2018

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781628728835
  • ISBN: 1628728833
  • Physical Description: 235 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Arcade Publishing, 2018.

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"In a near future where climate change has severely affected weather and agriculture, the North End of an unnamed city has long been abandoned in favor of the neighboring South End. Aside from the scavengers steadily stripping the empty city to its bones, only a few thousand people remain, content to live quietly among the crumbling metropolis. Many, like the narrator, are there to try to escape the demons of their past. He spends his time observing and recording the decay around him, attempting to bury memories of what he has lost. But it eventually becomes clear that things are unraveling elsewhere as well, as strangers, violent and desperate alike, begin to appear in the North End, spreading word of social and political deterioration in the South End and beyond. Faced with a growing disruption to his isolated life, the narrator discovers within himself a surprising need to resist losing the home he has created in this empty place. He and the rest of the citizens of the North End must choose whether to face outsiders as invaders or welcome them as neighbors. The City Where We Once Lived is a haunting novel of the near future that combines a prescient look at how climate change and industrial flight will shape our world with a deeply personal story of one man running from his past. With glowing prose, Eric Barnes brings into sharp focus questions of how we come to call a place home and what is our capacity for violence when that home becomes threatened."--Provided by the publisher.
Subject: Cities > Fiction.
Climatic changes > Fiction.
Future, The > Fiction.
Genre: Science fiction.

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