|Author||Mandel, Emily St. John|
Winner of the Toronto Book Award and the Arthur C. Clarke AwardFinalist for the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award, and the Sunburst AwardLonglisted for the Baileys Prize and for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in FictionANew York TimesandGlobe and MailbestsellerThe international publishing sensation now available in paperback: an audacious, darkly glittering novel about art, fame and ambition, set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapseOne snowy night, a famous Hollywood actor dies onstage during a production ofKing Lear. Hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve. Moving back and forth in time—from the actor’s early days as a film star to fifteen years in the future, when a theatre troupe known as the Travelling Symphony roams the wasteland of what remains—this suspenseful, elegiac, spellbinding novel charts the strange twists of fate that connect five people: the actor, the man who tried to save him, the actor’s first wife, his oldest friend and a young actress with the Travelling Symphony caught in the crosshairs of a dangerous self-proclaimed prophet. Sometimes terrifying, sometimes tender,Station Eleventells a story about the relationships that sustain us, the ephemeral nature of fame and the beauty of the world as we know it.