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Parasites Like Us by Adam Johnson

This is the debut novel by the author of The Orphan Master's Son: winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2013. After trashing his cherry '72 Corvette, illegally breaking into an ancient burial site, and snacking on 12,000-year-old popcorn, Hank Hannah finds that he's inadvertently unleashed the apocalypse. Hank, a professor of anthropology back in the days when there were still co-eds to ogle and now one of only twelve humans still alive on earth, decides to record the last days of human civilization for whomever - or whatever - might replace us.

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Brilliance to burn New York Times Book Review A fantastically twisted and terrifying first novel Esquire


About the Author

ADAM JOHNSON won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2013 for his second novel, the New York Times bestseller The Orphan Master's Son ('Excavates the very meaning of life' New York Times). His short story 'Nirvana' (included here) won the Sunday Times/EFG Short Story Award in 2014. He is the author of acclaimed short stories Emporium and the novel Parasites Like Us. He teaches creative writing at Stanford University and lives with his family in San Francisco.

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Publication date

1st May 2014

Author

Adam Johnson

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Publisher

Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781784160081

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