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The World of Tomorrow Hardcover – Large Print, 9 Sep 2017

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 821 pages
  • Publisher: Thorndike Pr; Large Print edition (9 September 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1432843362
  • ISBN-13: 978-1432843366
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 4.8 x 22.9 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 862 g
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Advance praise for The World of Tomorrow
"What a beguiling debut Brendan Mathews has given us in The World of Tomorrow clever, smart, ambitious, richly textured, and moving."
--Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Everybody's Fool

"What a book! The World of Tomorrow is a panoramic tour-de-force, a huge undertaking peopled with convincing characters and animated by a persuasive historical accuracy. But beyond all that, my fascination was with the way Mathews assembled the novel, sifting and endlessly resifting his characters like sand, as life itself piled up right in front of me. The grim realities of America on the cusp of a second World War will be recognizable, but in this capable writer's hands, the individual characters-passionate, secretive, naive, lucky, unlucky, and sometimes hapless-remain full of surprises to the last. They exist not against the backdrop of history, but tangled up in its complex, cruel, or absurd demands, desperate to find whatever space is allowed them for intimacy."--Ann Beattie, PEN/Malamud-winning author of The New Yorker Stories

"Brash, bold, completely entertaining, and dazzling in its evocation of time and place, Brendan Mathews's splendid debut offers pleasures on every page."
--Andrea Barrett, National Book Award-winning author of The Air We Breathe and Ship Fever

About the Author

Brendan Mathews writes fiction and teaches at Bard College at Simon's Rock. A 2011 finalist for the Flannery O'Connor Short Fiction Prize, he has published in Best American Short Stories, Cincinnati Review, Glimmer Train, Virginia Quarterly Review, and others. He lives with his family in Lenox, Massachusetts.

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