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The lightest object in the universe

by Eisele, Kimi,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 11 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Fiction FIC EISELE Kimi
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  FIC EISELE Kimi
CLP - Hill District Fiction Collection FICTION Eisele
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Fiction FIC EIS
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Collection  Fiction
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Moon Township Public Library Fiction F EISELE Kimi
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Collection  Fiction
Call Number  F EISELE Kimi
Robinson Library Fiction FIC EISELE
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Collection  Fiction
Call Number  FIC EISELE
Scott Township Library Fiction FIC EISELE LIGHTE
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Collection  Fiction
Shaler North Hills Library Fiction NEW EISELE
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South Park Library New Books F EISELE
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"A triumphant story for anyone with a shred of faith left in the human spirit." --David McGlynn, author of One Day You'll Thank Me What if the end times allowed people to see and build the world anew? This is the landscape that Kimi Eisele creates in her surprising and original debut novel. Evoking the spirit of such monumental love stories as Cold Mountain and the creative vision of novels like Station Eleven , The Lightest Object in the Universe imagines what happens after the global economy collapses and the electrical grid goes down.

In this new world, Carson, on the East Coast, is desperate to find Beatrix, a woman on the West Coast who holds his heart. Working his way along a cross-country railroad line, he encounters lost souls, clever opportunists, and those who believe they'll be saved by an evangelical preacher in the middle of the country. While Carson travels west, Beatrix and her neighbors begin to construct the kind of cooperative community that suggests the end could be, in fact, a bright beginning.

Without modern means of communication, will Beatrix and Carson find their way to each other, and what will be left of the old world if they do? The answers may lie with a fifteen-year-old girl who could ultimately decide the fate of the lovers.

The Lightest Object in the Universe is a moving and hopeful story about resilience and adaptation and a testament to the power of community, where our best traits, born of necessity, can begin to emerge.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "A near-future apocalypse forms the backdrop for an intense, moving romance in Eisele's smart debut. After the U.S. suffers runaway inflation, natural disasters, a flu epidemic, massive protests, and, finally, a nationwide cyberattack on the power grid, society breaks down. Somewhere on the East Coast, high school principal Carson Waller begins a cross-country trek in hopes of finding Beatrix, a woman he'd fallen in love with over email. Biking, walking, and hitchhiking, he slowly makes his way with the help of strangers who often talk about Jonathan Blue and the Center he leads, where food and amenities are provided for all who come. In alternating chapters, the story explores how Beatrix sows the seeds of a community through trade of goods and services with her West Coast neighbors. With no modern means of communication, Beatrix turns to the airwaves to share information, starting a radio show that becomes the center of a new group-and a beacon for Carson-that offers an alternative to the promises of Blue. Fans of Station Eleven will particularly enjoy this hopeful vision of a postapocalyptic world where there is danger, but also the possibility for ideas to spread, community to blossom, and people to not just survive, but thrive. (July) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Dystopias -- Fiction.
Apocalyptic fiction.
Science fiction.
Romance fiction.
Publisher Chapel Hill, North Carolina :2019
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 325 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN 9781616207939
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