by Emily St. John Mandel
2015’s featured book is set in a post-apocalyptic future after the flu has wiped out 99% of the world’s population. This audacious, darkly glittering novel tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity. It asks the question of is survival sufficient alone or do we need art and literature to make survival worthwhile? The main characters who bring Shakespeare from town to town believe that art is at the essence of what makes life worth living.
This breathtaking novel will make you be thankful for the life you have.
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