Immobility

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Macmillan, Apr 10, 2012 - Fiction - 253 pages
6 Reviews

When you open your eyes things already seem to be happening without you. You don't know who you are and you don't remember where you've been. You know the world has changed, that a catastrophe has destroyed what used to exist before, but you can't remember exactly what did exist before. And you're paralyzed from the waist down apparently, but you don't remember that either.


A man claiming to be your friend tells you your services are required. Something crucial has been stolen, but what he tells you about it doesn't quite add up. You've got to get it back or something bad is going to happen. And you've got to get it back fast, so they can freeze you again before your own time runs out.


Before you know it, you're being carried through a ruined landscape on the backs of two men in hazard suits who don't seem anything like you at all, heading toward something you don't understand that may well end up being the death of you.


Welcome to the life of Josef Horkai....

 

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User Review  - MarkPSadler - LibraryThing

In a climactic, post-apocalyptic tale the man finds himself awoken, from what he is told is thirty years on ice. Two main factions have developed in the new world and one has stolen valuable seeds ... Read full review

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User Review  - psutto - LibraryThing

Good Josef Horkai is awoken from storage half paralysed. Those that wake him inform him that something has been stolen from them, that he is a fixer and that he must get it back. The world has been ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
13
Section 2
17
Section 3
23
Section 4
31
Section 5
38
Section 6
47
Section 7
58
Section 8
61
Section 17
135
Section 18
139
Section 19
143
Section 20
154
Section 21
166
Section 22
180
Section 23
193
Section 24
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
110
Section 16
119
Section 25
213
Section 26
216
Section 27
226
Section 28
233
Section 29
238
Section 30
249
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About the author (2012)

Brian Evenson has written several works of fiction, including The Wavering Knife, for which he was awarded IHG Award for best story collection, and The Open Curtain, an Edgar Award finalist. His most recent novel, Last Days, won the ALA award for Best Horror Novel of 2009 and was on Time Out New York's list of top books of 2009. Evenson is the director of Brown University's Literary Arts Program and is the recipient of an O. Henry Prize and an NEA fellowship. He has also written Dead Space novels under the name B. K. Evenson.

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