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Blueprints of the Afterlife

(2012)
A novel by

 
Awards
Philip K Dick Award Best Book (nominee)
From the "wickedly talented' (Boston Globe) and "darkly funny' (New York Times Book Review) Ryan Boudinot, Blueprints of the Afterlife is a tour de force.

It is the Afterlife. The end of the world is a distant, distorted memory called "the Age of F***ed Up Shit.' A sentient glacier has wiped out most of North America. Medical care is supplied by open-source nanotechnology, and human nervous systems can be hacked.

Abby Fogg is a film archivist with a niggling feeling that her life is not really her own. She may be right. Al Skinner is a former mercenary for the Boeing Army, who's been dragging his war baggage behind him for nearly a century. Woo-jin Kan is a virtuoso dishwasher with the Hotel and Restaurant Management Olympics medals to prove it. Over them all hovers a mysterious man named Dirk Bickle, who sends all these characters to a full-scale replica of Manhattan under construction in Puget Sound. An ambitious novel that writes large the hopes and anxieties of our time--climate change, social strife, the depersonalization of the digital age--Blueprints of the Afterlife will establish Ryan Boudinot as an exceptional novelist of great daring.

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Paperback Editions

January 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Blueprints of the Afterlife
Author(s): Ryan Boudinot
ISBN: 0-8021-7091-9 / 978-0-8021-7091-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press, Black Cat
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

January 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Blueprints of the Afterlife
Author(s): Ryan Boudinot
Publisher: Grove Press, Black Cat
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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