By Alistair McCartney
This is not any usual novel. An encyclopedia of memory—from A to Z—The finish of the realm Book deftly intertwines fiction, memoir, and cultural historical past, reimagining the tale of the area and one man’s existence as they either hurtle towards a daunting destiny. Alistair McCartney’s alphabetical consultant to the apocalypse layers photographs like a prose poem, development from Aristotle to da Vinci, hip-hop to lederhosen, plagues to zippers, whereas barreling from antiquity to the present.
during this profound e-book approximately mortality, McCartney composes an irreverent archive of philosophical obsessions and homoerotic fixations, demonstrating the trouble of isolating what's genuine from what's imagined.
Finalist, Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction, The Publishing Triangle
Finalist, PEN united states Literary Award for Fiction
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