Specimen Days: A Novel

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A highly anticipated, bold new novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Hours--three linked visionary narratives set in the ever-mysterious, turbulent city of New YorkIn each section of Michael Cunningham's new book, we encounter the same group of characters: a young boy, an older man, and a young woman. "In the Machine" is a ghost story which takes place at the height of the Industrial Revolution, as human beings confront the alienated realities of the new machine age. "The Children's Crusade," set in the early twenty-first century, plays with the conventions of the noir thriller as it tracks the pursuit of a terrorist band which is detonating bombs seemingly at random around the city. The third part, "Like Beauty," evokes a New York 150 years into the future, when the city is all but overwhelmed by refugees from the first inhabited planet to be contacted by the people of Earth. Presiding over each episode of this interrelated whole is the prophetic figure of the poet Walt Whitman, who promised his future readers, "It avails not, neither distance nor place...I am with you, and know how it is." SPECIMEN DAYS is a genre-bending, haunting, and transformative ode to life in our greatest city--a work of surpassing power and beauty by one of the most original and daring writers at work today.
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A highly anticipated, bold new novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Hours—three linked visionary narratives set in the ever-mysterious, turbulent city of New York

In each section of Michael Cunningham's new book, we encounter the same group of characters: a young boy, an older man, and a young woman. "In the Machine" is a ghost story which takes place at the height of the Industrial Revolution, as human beings confront the alienated realities of the new machine age. "The Children's Crusade," set in the early twenty-first century, plays with the conventions of the noir thriller as it tracks the pursuit of a terrorist band which is detonating bombs seemingly at random around the city. The third part, "Like Beauty," evokes a New York 150 years into the future, when the city is all but overwhelmed by refugees from the first inhabited planet to be contacted by the people of Earth. Presiding over each episode of this interrelated whole is the prophetic figure of the poet Walt Whitman, who promised his future readers, "It avails not, neither distance nor place...I am with you, and know how it is."
SPECIMEN DAYS is a genre-bending, haunting, and transformative ode to life in our greatest city—a work of surpassing power and beauty by one of the most original and daring writers at work today.

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subject_facetAfrican American women -- Fiction
Androids -- Fiction
Boys -- Fiction
Brothers -- Fiction
Fantasy fiction
Ghost stories
Industrial revolution -- Fiction
Machinery -- Fiction
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction
Poets -- Fiction
Psychological fiction
Terrorists -- Fiction
Whitman, Walt -- Fiction
Women psychologists -- Fiction
title_displaySpecimen Days A Novel
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Specimen days [electronic resource] / Michael Cunningham
title_shortSpecimen Days
title_subA Novel
topic_facetAfrican American women
Androids
Boys
Brothers
Fiction
Industrial revolution
Literature
Machinery
Poets
Psychological fiction
Terrorists
Whitman, Walt
Women psychologists