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A History of the Future

(2014)
A World Made by Hand Novel
(The third book in the World Made by Hand series)
A novel by

 
 
A History of the Future is the third thrilling novel in Kunstler's World Made by Hand series, an exploration of family and morality as played out in the small town of Union Grove.

Following the catastrophes of the 21st century - the pandemics, the environmental disaster, the end of oil, the ensuing chaos - people are doing whatever they can to get by and pursuing a simpler and sometimes happier existence. In little Union Grove in upstate New York, the townspeople are preparing for Christmas. Without the consumerist shopping frenzy that dogged the holidays of the previous age, the season has become a time to focus on family and loved ones. It is a stormy Christmas Eve when Robert Earle's son Daniel arrives back from his two years of sojourning throughout what is left of the United States. He collapses from exhaustion and illness, but as he recovers, he tells the story of the break-up of the nation into three uneasy independent regions and his journey into the dark heart of the new Foxfire Republic centered in Tennessee and led by the female evangelical despot Loving Morrow. In the background, Union Grove has been shocked by the Christmas Eve double murder by a young mother of her husband and infant son. Town magistrate Stephen Bullock is in a hanging mood.

A History of the Future is attention-grabbing and provocative but also lyrical, tender, and comic - a vision of a future of America that is becoming more and more convincing, and perhaps even desirable, with each passing day.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

August 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: A History of the Future: A World Made By Hand Novel
Author(s): James Howard Kunstler
ISBN: 0-8021-2252-3 / 978-0-8021-2252-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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Paperback Editions

July 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: A History of the Future: A World Made By Hand Novel
Author(s): James Howard Kunstler
ISBN: 0-8021-2372-4 / 978-0-8021-2372-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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Audio Editions

August 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: A History of the Future: A World Made by Hand Novel (The World Made by Hand Novels)
Author(s): James Howard Kunstler
ISBN: 1-72132-603-0 / 978-1-72132-603-7
Publisher: Blackstone on Brilliance Audio
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August 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A History of the Future (World Made By Hand novels, Book 3) (The World Made by Hand Novels)
Author(s): James Howard Kunstler
ISBN: 1-4830-2349-4 / 978-1-4830-2349-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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August 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A History of the Future: Library Edition (The World Made by Hand Novels)
Author(s): James Howard Kunstler
ISBN: 1-4830-2347-8 / 978-1-4830-2347-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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August 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: A History of the Future (World Made By Hand novels, Book 3)
Author(s): James Howard Kunstler
ISBN: 1-4830-2348-6 / 978-1-4830-2348-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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August 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A History of the Future: A World Made by Hand Novel, Book 3
Author(s): James Howard Kunstler
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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August 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A History of the Future: A World Made by Hand Novel, Book 3
Author(s): James Howard Kunstler
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

August 2014 : USA, Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A History of the Future (The World Made by Hand Novels Book 3)
Author(s): James Kunstler
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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