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After the Sun

(2021)
A collection of stories by

 
 
“Relentlessly thrilling . . . an orgy of the unpredictable.” —New York Times Book Review

“Like Thomas Pynchon taking on late capitalism. . . . surrealistic, granular in its details, and concerned with social entropy and desperate attempts at communion.Wall Street Journal

From a major new international voice, mesmerizing, inventive fiction that probes the tender places where human longings push through the cracks of a breaking world.


Under Cancún’s hard blue sky, a beach boy provides a canvas for tourists’ desires, seeing deep into the world’s underbelly. An enigmatic encounter in Copenhagen takes an IT consultant down a rabbit hole of speculation that proves more seductive than sex. The collapse of a love triangle in London leads to a dangerous, hypnotic addiction. In the Nevada desert, a grieving man tries to merge with an unearthly machine.

After the Sun opens portals to our newest realities, haunting the margins of a globalized world that’s both saturated with yearning and brutally transactional. Infused with an irrepressible urgency, Eika’s fiction seems to have conjured these far-flung characters and their encounters in a single breath. Juxtaposing startling beauty with grotesquery, balancing the hyperrealistic with the fantastical—“as though the worlds he describes are being viewed through an ultraviolet filter,” in one Danish reviewer's words—he has invented new modes of storytelling for an era when the old ones no longer suffice.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Eika's prose flexes a light-footed, vigilant, and unpredictable animalism: it's practically pantheresque. After the Sun is an electrifying, utterly original read." - Claire-Louise Bennett

"Political fictions aren't supposed to be this personal. Satires aren't supposed to be this heartbreaking. Surrealism isn't supposed to be this real. Giving a damn isn't supposed to be this fun. From slights of hand, to shocks to the heart, After the Sun is doing all the things you don't expect it to and leaving a big bold mark in what we call literature." - Marlon James

"Striking literary craftsmanship in an experimental mix of shock-lit, sci-fi, dada and Joycean glints presented as loose time scenes that slide in and out like cards in the hands of the shuffler. By the end, this reader had the impression of having been drawn through a keyhole." - Annie Proulx

"Jonas Eika blew the doors and windows of my imagination open, and now there is a galaxy in my head and a supernova in my heart. After the Sun vibrates with the aftershock of capitalism and reality flux. Its characters confront the world we've made as if they are facing off with ex-lovers who won't leave, caught at the instant before they will either flame on or flame out. Thrilling." - Lidia Yuknavitch


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Hardback Editions

August 2021 : USA Hardback
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Title: After the Sun
Author(s): Jonas Eika
ISBN: 0-593-32910-4 / 978-0-593-32910-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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Paperback Editions

August 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: After the Sun
Author(s): Eika Jonas
ISBN: 0-593-42018-7 / 978-0-593-42018-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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August 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: After the Sun
Author(s): Jonas Eika
ISBN: 1-9999928-5-7 / 978-1-9999928-5-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Lolli Editions
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Audio Editions

August 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: After the Sun
Author(s): Jonas Eika, Sherilyn Nicolette Hellberg - translator
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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August 2021 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: After the Sun
Author(s): Jonas Eika, Sherilyn Nicolette Hellberg - translator
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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August 2021 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: After the Sun
Author(s): Jonas Eika, Sherilyn Nicolette Hellberg - translator
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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August 2021 : UK Audio edition
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Title: After the Sun
Author(s): Jonas Eika, Sherilyn Nicolette Hellberg - translator
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2021 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: After the Sun
Author(s): Jonas Eika
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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August 2021 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: After the Sun
Author(s): Jonas Eika, Sherilyn Nicolette Hellberg
Publisher: LOLLI EDITIONS
Availability: Amazon UK