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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins - US (30 December 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062957732
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062957733
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.7 x 21 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 390 g
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"An incandescent, melancholy satire. . . . Fans of Borges and other inventive but piercing stories will revel in this offbeat novel."--Publishers Weekly

"As intellectually playful as the best of Thomas Pynchon and as sardonically warm as the best of Kurt Vonnegut, The Heap is both a hilarious send-up of life under late capitalism and a moving exploration of the peculiar loneliness of the early 21st century. A masterful and humane gem of a novel."--Shaun Hamill, author of A Cosmology of Monsters

"Somehow both timely and timeless, The Heap explores with heart what it means to live in the wake of strange new kinds of catastrophe."--Seth Fried, author of The Municipalists

"Like Snowpiercer's train, a George Saunders amusement park, or the fractured cityscape from a Donald Barthelme story, The Heap's Los Verticalés is a sardonic monument to our decadent culture teetering on the brink of collapse. A wry, inventive, and highly original debut."--Chandler Klang Smith, author of The Sky Is Yours

"A sharp, evocative look at human arrogance and the sense of community we build after tragedy."--Library Journal

"[The Heap] recalls elaborate dystopian scenes found in Terry Gillam films. . . . Irresistibly clever commentary steeped in wit and secrets."--Booklist

"A dystopian nightmare that is metaphorical in nature but has a compelling story. . . . A vision of the future that gives the working class a chance to get even."--Kirkus Reviews

"Cutting satire . . . . A compelling narrative with unexpected twists and darkly comic turns."--New York Times Book Review

"The Heap is dizzying in scale, but at its heart it's an endearing and downright fun story about a man who defies all odds to reestablish a familial link that's been sundered by technology, catastrophe and commerce. . . . The first great science fiction novel of 2020, The Heap is sharp, acidic and sweet."--NPR

"Darkly funny and dystopian."--New York Post

About the Author

Sean Adams is a graduate of Bennington College and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. His fiction has appeared in Electric Literature's Recommended Reading, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, The Normal School, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, The Arkansas International, and elsewhere. He lives in Des Moines, Iowa with his wife, Emma, and their various pets.

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