Station Eleven

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Pan Macmillan, Sep 10, 2014 - Fiction - 384 pages
An audacious, darkly glittering novel about art, fame, and ambition set in the eerie days of civilization's collapse.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 he threatens the hopeful world every survivor has tried to rebuild. STATION ELEVEN Moving backwards and forwards in time, from the glittering years just before the collapse to the strange and altered world that exists twenty years after, Station Eleven charts the unexpected twists of fate that connect six people: famous actor Arthur Leander; Jeevan - warned about the flu just in time; Arthur's first wife Miranda; Arthur's oldest friend Clark; Kirsten, a young actress with the Travelling Symphony; and the mysterious and self-proclaimed 'prophet'. Thrilling, unique and deeply moving, this is a beautiful novel that asks questions about art and fame and about the relationships that sustain us through anything - even the end of the world.

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User Review  - datrappert - LibraryThing

Mandel was lucky to have published this pandemic story in 2014. The Georgian (i.e., from the country of Georgia, not the state) quickly devastates the population, with most folks dying within days or ... Read full review

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User Review  - usuallee - LibraryThing

Loved it. After a strong start, I briefly began to fear the book would devolve into something akin to Karen Thompson Walker's similarly hyped-up, yet utterly wretched Age of Miracles. Luckily, Ms. St ... Read full review

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About the author (2014)

Emily St. John Mandel was born in Canada and studied dance at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre. She is the author of the novels Last Night in Montreal, The Singer's Gun, The Lola Quartet and Station Eleven and is a staff writer for The Millions. She is married and lives in New York.

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