Gods Without Men

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Alfred A. Knopf, Mar 12, 2012 - Fiction - 369 pages
27 Reviews

Recommended by Paul, City Lights Books

Jaz and Lisa Matharu are plunged into a surreal public hell after their son, Raj, vanishes during a family vacation in the California desert. However, the Mojave is a place of strange power, and before Raj reappears inexplicably unharmed-but not unchanged-the fate of this young family will intersect with that of many others, echoing the stories of all those who have traveled before them.

Driven by the energy and cunning of Coyote, the mythic, shape-shifting trickster, Gods Without Men is full of big ideas, but centered on flesh-and-blood characters who converge at an odd, remote town in the shadow of a rock formation called the Pinnacles. Viscerally gripping and intellectually engaging, it is, above all, a heartfelt exploration of the search for pattern and meaning in a chaotic universe.

  

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This was mind expanding literature, it’s got my brain going round in a whirl. Vast in scale, it centres its action around a distinctive rock formation in the Californian desert, but flips backwards ... Read full review

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Stories within stories, I enjoyed the complexity. Some of the chapters are wonderfully engaging, but I found I had to struggle through others. If you look at the synopsis, you will understand why ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
2
Section 2
6
Section 3
16
Section 4
37
Section 5
46
Section 6
59
Section 7
79
Section 8
95
Section 14
183
Section 15
192
Section 16
204
Section 17
233
Section 18
250
Section 19
265
Section 20
298
Section 21
308

Section 9
104
Section 10
117
Section 11
125
Section 12
152
Section 13
169
Section 22
338
Section 23
345
Section 24
367
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About the author (2012)

Hari Kunzru is the author of the novels The Impressionist, Transmission, and My Revolutions, and is the recipient of the Somerset Maugham Award, the Betty Trask Prize from the Society of Authors, a British Book Award, and the Pushcart Prize. Granta has named him one of its twenty best young British novelists, and he was a Fellow at the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers. His work has been translated into twenty-one languages, and his short stories and journalism have appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, The New Yorker, the London Review of Books, Wired, and the New Statesman. He lives in New York City.
 
www.harikunzru.com

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