By Karen Thompson Walker
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With a voice as detailed and unique as that of The wonderful Bones, and for the lovers of the speculative fiction of Margaret Atwood, Karen Thompson Walker’s The Age of Miracles is a luminous, haunting, and unforgettable debut novel approximately coming of age set opposed to the backdrop of an completely altered world.
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“It nonetheless amazes me how little we actually knew. . . . possibly every thing that occurred to me and my kin had not anything in any respect to do with the slowing. It’s attainable, i assume. yet I doubt it. I doubt it very much.”
On a possible traditional Saturday in a California suburb, Julia and her family members conscious to find, in addition to the remainder of the realm, that the rotation of the earth has unexpectedly all started to sluggish. the times and nights develop longer and longer, gravity is affected, the surroundings is thrown into disarray. but as she struggles to navigate an ever-shifting panorama, Julia can be dealing with the traditional mess ups of daily life—the fissures in her parents’ marriage, the lack of outdated acquaintances, the hopeful agony of past love, the unusual habit of her grandfather who, confident of a central authority conspiracy, spends his days obsessively cataloging his possessions. As Julia adjusts to the recent basic, the slowing inexorably continues.
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“A stunner.”—Justin Cronin
“A surely relocating story that combines the genuine and surreal, the standard and the extreme, with outstanding fluency and flair.”—Michiko Kakutani, The ny Times
“Gripping drama . . . perfectly written; it may be the main guaranteed debut by way of an American author when you consider that Jennifer Egan’s Emerald City.”—The Denver Post
“If you start this e-book, you’ll be loath to set it down till you’ve reached its end.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“Provides solace with its knowledge, compassion, and elegance.”—Curtis Sittenfeld
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No, And I wouldn't want him to be," Meg said defensively. "Wanting doesn't have anything to do with it. Charles Wallace is what he is. Different. " "Yes. " Meg twisted her pencil so hard that it broke. She laughed. "I'm sorry. I'm really not being destructive. " "No, Meg, but people are more than just the way they look. Charles Wallace's difference isn't physical. " Meg sighed heavily, took off her glasses and twirled them, put them back on again. "Well, I know Charles Wallace is different, and I know he's something more.
Meg jerked up from the stone on which she was perched, but Calvin grabbed her by the wrist and pulled her back down. "Hold it, kid. " "No," Meg said, but continued to pull away. " "Come on, calm down. You know it isn't true, I know it isn't true. And how anybody after one look at your mother could believe any man would leave her for another woman just shows how far jealousy will make people go. " "I guess so," Meg said, but her happiness had fled and she was back in a morass of anger and resentment.
I guess I am a moron. " "That is because you think of space only in three dimensions," Mrs. Whatsit told her. "We travel in the fifth dimension. This is something you can understand, Meg. Don't be afraid to try. " "Well, she never did," Meg said. "She got so upset about it Why, Mrs. Whatsit? " 76 The Tesseract "It was a concept they were playing with," Mrs. Whatsit said, "going beyond die fourth dimension to the fifth. " Charles looked a little embarrassed. "Please don't be hurt, Meg. " Meg sighed.