The Nuclear Age – O’Brien, Tim

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ISBN: 039454286X

Title: The Nuclear Age

Author: O’Brien, Tim

Binding: Hardcover

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Book Condition: VG
D-j Condition: VG

Comments: D-j has minor shelf wear. Remainder mark on bottom edge. Small bump on bottom of front board. Tight copy.


Synopsis:
 The Nuclear Age is about one man’s slightly insane attempt to come to terms with a dilemma that confronts us all—a little thing called The Bomb. The year is 1995, and William Cowling has finally found the courage to meet his fears head-on. Cowling’s courage takes the form of a hole that he begins digging in his backyard in an effort to “bury” all thoughts of the apocalypse. Cowling’s wife, however, is ready to leave him; his daughter has taken to calling him “nutto”; and Cowling’s own checkered past seems to be rising out of the crater taking shape on his lawn, besieging him with flashbacks and memories of a life that’s had more than its share of turmoil. Brilliantly interweaving his masterful storytelling powers with dark, surreal humor and empathy for characters caught in circumstances beyond their control, Tim O’Brien brings us his most entertaining novel to date. At once wildly comic and sneakily profound, The Nuclear Age is also utterly unforgettable.

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ISBN: 039454286X

Title: The Nuclear Age

Author: O’Brien, Tim

Binding: Hardcover

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Book Condition: VG
D-j Condition: VG

Comments: D-j has minor shelf wear. Remainder mark on bottom edge. Small bump on bottom of front board. Tight copy.


Synopsis:
 The Nuclear Age is about one man’s slightly insane attempt to come to terms with a dilemma that confronts us all—a little thing called The Bomb. The year is 1995, and William Cowling has finally found the courage to meet his fears head-on. Cowling’s courage takes the form of a hole that he begins digging in his backyard in an effort to “bury” all thoughts of the apocalypse. Cowling’s wife, however, is ready to leave him; his daughter has taken to calling him “nutto”; and Cowling’s own checkered past seems to be rising out of the crater taking shape on his lawn, besieging him with flashbacks and memories of a life that’s had more than its share of turmoil. Brilliantly interweaving his masterful storytelling powers with dark, surreal humor and empathy for characters caught in circumstances beyond their control, Tim O’Brien brings us his most entertaining novel to date. At once wildly comic and sneakily profound, The Nuclear Age is also utterly unforgettable.

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