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0007156057

Specimen Days

Specimen Days

by Michael Cunningham

Publisher Fourth Estate

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About the book

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of ‘The Hours’ and new novel ‘The Snow Queen’, time, technology and love are the central concerns of a provocative novel that calls to mind David Mitchell’s ‘Cloud Atlas’.

Lucas, Catherine, Simon: three characters meet time and again in the three linked narratives that form ‘Specimen Days’.

The first, a science fiction of the past, tells of a boy whose brother was ‘devoured’ by the machine he operated.

The second is a noirish thriller set in our century, as a police psychologist attempts to track down a group of terrorists.

And the third and final strand accompanies two strange beings into the future.

A novel of connecting and reconnecting, inspired by the writings of the great visionary poet Walt Whitman, ‘Specimen Days’ is a genre-bending, haunting ode to life itself – a work of surpassing power and beauty by one of the most original and daring writers at work today. 

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About the Author

Michael Cunningham

Michael Cunningham is an American novelist and screenwriter. He is best known for his 1998 novel The Hours, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the PEN/Faulkner Award in 1999. Cunningham is Professor in the Practice of Creative Writing at Yale University.

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    Very good first edition, in fine unclipped dust jacket. Some yellowing to edges. This book is located in our Brighton store, and may take longer for delivery.

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