Our Ecstatic Days: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, May 11, 2010 - Fiction - 336 pages
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Our Ecstatic Days begins as the memoir of a young mother desperate to forget a single act, committed out of love and fear, that has changed forever the world around her. In the waning days of summer, a lake appears, almost overnight, in the middle of Los Angeles. In an instant of either madness or revelation, convinced that the lake means to take her small son from her, Kristin becomes determined to stop it. Three thousand miles away, on the eve of a momentous event, another young woman -- with a bond to Kristin that she can't even know -- meets a mysterious figure who announces in the dark, "The Age of Chaos is here."

Against a forbidden landscape that shimmers with destiny and yearning, Our Ecstatic Days finally takes place on the terrain of a defiant heart. Human connections multiply into astonishing twists of fate -- by which the wrongs of an obsolete century may be set right -- and parallel lives spin faster toward the possibility that they will once again unite, electrifying a vision of the century to come.
  

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User Review  - Seth - Goodreads

A woman rows to the center of a mysterious lake which envelopes Los Angeles and leaves her child behind in a gondola. Or does she? Is she a woman? What woman is she? Does she also have a daughter? Is ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sterloid - Goodreads

This is probably my fourth or fifth of Erickson's that I've read and the only one that didn't grab me. For some reason I couldn't stick with it. I LOVE Erickson though so I don't even blame him. Maybe it was me. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
5
Section 3
8
Section 4
14
Section 5
18
Section 6
24
Section 7
33
Section 8
40
Section 11
51
Section 12
52
Section 13
54
Section 14
56
Section 15
89
Section 16
161
Section 17
221
Section 18
295

Section 9
41
Section 10
44
Section 19
305
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About the author (2010)

Steve Erickson is the author of six other acclaimed novels -- including Days Between Stations and Tours of the Black Clock -- as well as two books about American politics and popular culture. The editor of the literary magazine Black Clock, he also writes about film for Los Angeles and teaches at CalArts.

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