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World Made by Hand

(2008)
(The first book in the World Made by Hand series)
A novel by

 
 
In The Long Emergency, celebrated social commentator James Howard Kunstler explored how the terminal decline of oil production combined with climate change had the potential to put industrial civilization out of business. In World Made by Hand, an astonishing work of speculative fiction, Kunstler brings to life what America might be, a few decades hence, after these catastrophes converge.

The electricity has flickered out. The automobile age is over. In Union Grove, a little town in upstate New York, the future is nothing like people thought it would be. Life is hard and close to the bone. Transportation is slow and dangerous, so food is grown locally at great expense of time and energy, and the outside world is largely unknown. There may be a president, and he may be in Minneapolis now, but people aren't sure. The townspeople's challenges play out in a dazzling, fully realized world of abandoned highways and empty houses, horses working the fields and rivers, no longer polluted, and replenished with fish.

This is the story of Robert Earle and his fellow townspeople and what happens to them one summer in a country that has changed profoundly. A powerful tale of love, loss, violence, and desperation, World Made by Hand is also lyrical and tender, a surprising story of a new America struggling to be born -- a story more relevant now than ever.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

February 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: World Made by Hand: A Novel
Author(s): James Howard Kunstler
ISBN: 0-87113-978-2 / 978-0-87113-978-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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Paperback Editions

January 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: World Made by Hand: A Novel
Author(s): James Howard Kunstler
ISBN: 0-8021-4401-2 / 978-0-8021-4401-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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September 2010 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: World Made By Hand (The World Made by Hand Novels, Book 1) (Library Edition)
Author(s): James Howard Kunstler
ISBN: 1-4417-7294-4 / 978-1-4417-7294-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: World Made By Hand (The World Made by Hand Novels, Book 1)
Author(s): James Howard Kunstler
ISBN: 1-4417-7296-0 / 978-1-4417-7296-1 (USA edition)
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September 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: World Made by Hand (World Made by Hand Novels)
Author(s): James Howard Kunstler
ISBN: 1-4417-7295-2 / 978-1-4417-7295-4 (USA edition)
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September 2010 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: World Made By Hand (The World Made by Hand Novels, Book 1)
Author(s): James Howard Kunstler
ISBN: 1-4417-7297-9 / 978-1-4417-7297-8 (USA edition)
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August 2010 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: World Made by Hand: The World Made by Hand Novels, Book 1
Author(s): James Howard Kunstler
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August 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: World Made by Hand: The World Made by Hand Novels, Book 1
Author(s): James Howard Kunstler
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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August 2010 : UK Audio edition
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Title: World Made by Hand: The World Made by Hand Novels, Book 1
Author(s): James Howard Kunstler
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

January 2009 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: World Made by Hand (The World Made by Hand Novels Book 1)
Author(s): James Howard Kunstler
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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