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Shadowbahn

(2017)
A novel by

 
**A New York Times "What You'll Be Reading in 2017" pick**
**One of Book Riot's Most Anticipated Books of 2017**

"Jaw-dropping," says Jonathan Lethem (Granta).


A chronicle of a weird road trip, a provocative work of alternative history, and a dazzling discography of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, encompassing artists from Louis Armstrong and Billie Holliday to Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen, SHADOWBAHN is a richly allusive meditation on the meaning of American identity and of America itself.

When the Twin Towers suddenly reappear in the Badlands of South Dakota twenty years after their fall, nobody can explain their return. To the hundreds, then thousands, then tens of thousands drawn tothe "American Stonehenge" - including Parker and Zema, siblings on their way from L.A. to visit their mother in Michigan - the Towers seem to sing, even as everybody hears a different song. A rumor overtakes the throng that someone can be seen in the high windows of the southern structure.

On the ninety-third floor, Jesse Presley - the stillborn twin of the most famous singer who ever lived - suddenly awakes, driven mad over the hours and days tocome by a voice in his head that sounds like his but isn't, and by the memory of a country where he survived in his brother's place. Meanwhile, Parker and Zema cross a possessed landscape by a mysterious detour no one knows, charted on a map that no one has seen.

Haunting, audacious, and undaunted, Shadowbahn is a winding and reckless ride through intersections of danger, destiny, and the conjoined halves of a ruptured nation.

 
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Hardback Editions

February 2017 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Shadowbahn
Author(s): Steve Erickson
ISBN: 0-7352-1201-5 / 978-0-7352-1201-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blue Rider Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

February 2017 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Shadowbahn
Author(s): Steve Erickson
ISBN: 1-5047-9367-6 / 978-1-5047-9367-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2017 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Shadowbahn
Author(s): Steve Erickson
ISBN: 1-5047-9368-4 / 978-1-5047-9368-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

February 2017 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Shadowbahn: Library Edition
Author(s): Steve Erickson
ISBN: 1-5047-9366-8 / 978-1-5047-9366-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

February 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Shadowbahn
Author(s): Steve Erickson
Publisher: Blue Rider Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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