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Saturday, 31 May 2014

GIVEAWAY: 30 Copies of Station 11

The wonderful Ula @ Blog of Erised has a mammoth giveaway going on for 30 people to win a copy of the highly anticipated Station 11 by Emily St. John Mandel. The book sounds fantastic so pop on over to Ula's blog to enter!

T&C's: Must be a participant of Ula's Dystopia Reading Challenge and a resident of the UK or EU.

‘Station Eleven is a firework of a novel. Elegantly constructed and packed with explosive beauty, it's full of life and humanity and the aftershock of memory.’ Lauren Beukes, author of The Shining Girls 

‘Disturbing, inventive and exciting, Station Eleven left me wistful for a world where I still live.’ Jessie Burton, author of The Miniaturist 

The team at Picador Books have 30 copies of Station Eleven for UK and Europe participants in the Dystopia Reading Challenge 2014. Station Eleven is the hotly buzzed novel from Emily St. John Mandel, an audacious, darkly glittering novel about art, fame, and ambition set in the eerie days of civilization's collapse.
One snowy night a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear. Hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve. Moving back and forth in time-from the actor's early days as a film star to fifteen years in the future, when a theatre troupe known as the Traveling Symphony roams the wasteland of what remains-this suspenseful, elegiac, spellbinding novel charts the strange twists of fate that connect five people: the actor, the man who tried to save him, the actor's first wife, his oldest friend, and a young actress with the Traveling Symphony, caught in the crosshairs of a dangerous self-proclaimed prophet.

On her inspiration behind the novel, Emily says: “This is a world in which art and beauty have managed to survive, where people still care about what was best about the lost. It’s a book about what endures and what’s important to us. I meant Station Eleven not just as a post-apocalyptic novel, but as a sort of love letter to the world in which we presently live.”

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