An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity.
Lilia Albert can't remember many details from her childhood - she just knows she was always on the move. As an adult, she travels compulsively, leaving behind friends and lovers all over the world. But when one man refuses to let go and follows her to Montreal, Lilia is forced to come to grips with a past filled with more questions than answers.
Everyone Anton Waker grew up with is corrupt. His parents dealt in stolen goods, and he was a successful purveyor of forged documents until he abandoned it all in his early 20s, determined to live a normal life complete with a career, an apartment, and a fiancée who knows nothing of his criminal beginnings. He's on the verge of finally getting married when Aria - his cousin and former partner in crime - blackmails him into helping her with one last job.
When Lilia Albert was a child, her father appeared on the doorstep of her mother's house and took her away. Now, haunted by an inability to remember much about her early childhood, Lilia moves restlessly from city to city, abandoning lovers and eluding the private detective who has dedicated a career to following close behind. Then comes Eli.
"Something reslly different"
Day one: The Georgia Flu explodes over the surface of the Earth like a neutron bomb. News reports put the mortality rate at over 99%. Week Two: Civilization has crumbled. Year Twenty: A band of actors and musicians called the Travelling Symphony move through their territories performing concerts and Shakespeare to the settlements that have grown up there. Twenty years after the pandemic, life feels relatively safe. But now a new danger looms, and it threatens the hopeful world every survivor has tried to rebuild.
Emily St. John Mandel established herself as a talent to watch with the release of Last Night in Montreal, a finalist for ForeWord magazine’s Book of the Year Award. Here Mandel crafts an intricate tale about love, loss, and the consequences of seemingly mundane actions. After being fired from his job, New York journalist Gavin Sasaki reluctantly returns to his hometown of Sebastian, Florida. There Gavin’s world is turned upside down when he learns that his high school girlfriend - who went missing 10 years earlier - had a daughter.
"Interesting Character Study/Underwhelming Mistery"
Critically acclaimed author Emily St. John Mandel weaves duplicity, blackmail, and deception into this fast-paced thriller. Anton Walker used to forge documents for a living, but now he’s playing it straight as a manager with a consulting firm. Problem is, the Harvard diploma on his wall is fake, and his cousin plans to blow the whistle if he doesn’t help her with one last job.
Der berühmte Schauspieler Arthur stirbt während einer Theateraufführung von König Lear. Die achtjährige Kirsten wird Zeugin. Noch in derselben Nacht führt der Ausbruch einer Pandemie zum Ende der bisherigen Welt. 15 Jahre später: Nur wenige haben die Katastrophe überlebt, unter ihnen Kirsten, die sich einer umherziehenden Shakespeare-Gruppe angeschlossen hat. Immer mehr Fäden verbinden die alte mit der neuen Welt, in der nichts mehr ist, wie es war - außer der Hoffnung auf ein Weiter.