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The New World

(2014)
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What does love feel like beyond death?

Jane's husband Jim has just died - or not quite. For Jim, a mild-mannered chaplain at the hospital where Jane works as a surgeon, has left his body to Polaris, a shadowy cryonics organisation that promises to do away with mortality forever. Stranded in the realm of the living, reeling from the loss of her husband, Jane sets out to confront Polaris and to discover just where, exactly, his body is now. Meanwhile, awake in a strange new world, an afterlife of sorts, his body gone but his consciousness intact, Jim learns that the cost of eternal life is higher than he ever could have imagined.

As the narratives of husband and wife - one alive, one dead; one faithful, one errant - intertwine and loop from after-life to pre-death, so an extraordinary portrait of a marriage emerges; its losses, its secrets, its fidelities, its endurance. Beautifully constructed, thought-provoking, emotionally profound and witty, The New World is a pitch-perfect exploration of the power of love and the triumph of human connection over technological tyranny. It is a fantastical, funny and tender response to that most profound of marriage vows: til death to us part.

 
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Hardback Editions

May 2015 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The New World: A Novel
Author(s): Chris Adrian, Eli Horowitz
ISBN: 0-374-22181-2 / 978-0-374-22181-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Paperback Editions

May 2016 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The New World: A Novel
Author(s): Chris Adrian, Eli Horowitz
ISBN: 0-374-53629-5 / 978-0-374-53629-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: FSG Originals
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August 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The New World
Author(s): Chris Adrian, Eli Horowitz
ISBN: 1-78378-210-2 / 978-1-78378-210-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta Books
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Kindle Editions

May 2015 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The New World
Author(s): Chris Adrian
Publisher: Granta Books
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May 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The New World: A Novel
Author(s): Chris Adrian, Eli Horowitz
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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August 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The New World: A Novel
Author(s): Chris Adrian, Eli Horowitz
Publisher: Atavist Books
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