By Emily St. John Mandel
A nationwide publication Award Finalist
A PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist
Kirsten Raymonde won't ever omit the evening Arthur Leander, the recognized Hollywood actor, had a middle assault on degree in the course of a creation of King Lear. That was once the evening while a devastating flu pandemic arrived within the urban, and inside weeks, civilization as we all know it got here to an finish.
Twenty years later, Kirsten strikes among the settlements of the altered international with a small troupe of actors and musicians. They name themselves The touring Symphony, they usually have devoted themselves to protecting the remnants of artwork and humanity alive. but if they come in St. Deborah via the Water, they stumble upon a violent prophet who will threaten the tiny band’s life. and because the tale takes to the air, relocating from side to side in time, and vividly depicting lifestyles sooner than and after the pandemic, the unusual coincidence that connects all of them should be printed.