Explorers of the New Century: A Novel

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When Magnus Mills gives the world a shake, you never know what might fall out of his pockets," proclaims the Los Angeles Times. In his terse new tour de force of a tale, Mills gives history a shake, and you'll never guess what the fallout is. Set at the dawn of the great age of exploration, the era of Shackleton and Perry and Scott, the book presents the adventures of two intrepid teams, both vying to reach the AFP, or Agreed Furthest Point-a worthy, even ennobling cause. The competition is friendly but conditions are extreme. To get through the arid, lifeless landscape, both teams must learn to make sacrifices, sacrifices that will change just about everything.Mills burst on the literary scene a decade ago with The Restraint of Beasts, a novel Thomas Pynchon called a "demented, deadpan-comic wonder." This new work proves that he has become a master storyteller whose books are each "as welcome as a warm bus on a rainy day" (The Oregonian).
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"A masterfully realized comic novel . . . like something out of Gulliver's Travels by way of Franz Kafka and P. G. Wodehouse" (Library Journal).

Set at the dawn of the great age of exploration—closely resembling the era of Shackleton and Perry and Scott—two intrepid teams of adventurers set off through an arid, lifeless landscape. Both are vying to reach the AFP, or Agreed Furthest Point—a worthy, even ennobling cause. The competition is friendly but conditions are extreme. To get through the race, both teams must learn to make sacrifices, and rely heavily on their mules for survival . . . a dependency that will come with a price.

From the Man Booker Prize–nominated author of TheForensic Records Society and The Restraint of Beasts—a novel Thomas Pynchon called a "demented, deadpan-comic wonder"—Explorers of the New Century offers a blend of white-knuckle suspense,...

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