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Station Eleven

(2014)
A novel by

 
Awards
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel (nominee)
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book (nominee)
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization's collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity.

One snowy night Arthur Leander, a famous actor, has a heart attack onstage during a production of King Lear. Jeevan Chaudhary, a paparazzo-turned-EMT, is in the audience and leaps to his aid. A child actress named Kirsten Raymonde watches in horror as Jeevan performs CPR, pumping Arthur's chest as the curtain drops, but Arthur is dead. That same night, as Jeevan walks home from the theater, a terrible flu begins to spread. Hospitals are flooded and Jeevan and his brother barricade themselves inside an apartment, watching out the window as cars clog the highways, gunshots ring out, and life disintegrates around them.

Fifteen years later, Kirsten is an actress with the Traveling Symphony. Together, this small troupe moves between the settlements of an altered world, performing Shakespeare and music for scattered communities of survivors. Written on their caravan, and tattooed on Kirsten's arm is a line from Star Trek: "Because survival is insufficient." But when they arrive in St. Deborah by the Water, they encounter a violent prophet who digs graves for anyone who dares to leave.

Spanning decades, moving back and forth in time, and vividly depicting life before and after the pandemic, this suspenseful, elegiac novel is rife with beauty. As Arthur falls in and out of love, as Jeevan watches the newscasters say their final good-byes, and as Kirsten finds herself caught in the crosshairs of the prophet, we see the strange twists of fate that connect them all. A novel of art, memory, and ambition, Station Eleven tells a story about the relationships that sustain us, the ephemeral nature of fame, and the beauty of the world as we know it.

Genre: Science Fiction
 
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Hardback Editions

November 2014 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Station Eleven
Author(s): Emily St John Mandel
ISBN: 1-4104-7417-8 / 978-1-4104-7417-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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September 2014 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Station Eleven
Author(s): Emily St John Mandel
ISBN: 1-4472-6896-2 / 978-1-4472-6896-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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September 2014 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Station Eleven: A novel
Author(s): Emily St John Mandel
ISBN: 0-385-35330-8 / 978-0-385-35330-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

April 2017 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: Station Eleven
Author(s): Emily St John Mandel
ISBN: 1-4434-3487-6 / 978-1-4434-3487-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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June 2015 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Station Eleven
Author(s): Emily St John Mandel
ISBN: 1-59413-882-6 / 978-1-59413-882-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
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May 2015 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Station Eleven
Author(s): Emily St John Mandel
ISBN: 0-8041-7244-7 / 978-0-8041-7244-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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January 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Station Eleven
Author(s): Emily St John Mandel
ISBN: 1-4472-6897-0 / 978-1-4472-6897-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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September 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Station Eleven
Author(s): Emily St John Mandel
ISBN: 1-4472-6898-9 / 978-1-4472-6898-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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September 2014 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: Station Eleven
Author(s): Emily St John Mandel
ISBN: 1-4434-3486-8 / 978-1-4434-3486-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperAvenue
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Audio Editions

September 2014 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Station Eleven
Author(s): Emily St John Mandel
Publisher: Audible Studios
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September 2014 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Station Eleven
Author(s): Emily St John Mandel
Publisher: Audible Studios
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September 2014 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Station Eleven: A novel
Author(s): Emily St John Mandel
ISBN: 0-553-39807-5 / 978-0-553-39807-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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September 2014 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Station Eleven
Author(s): Emily St John Mandel
Publisher: Random House Audio
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2014 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Station Eleven
Author(s): Emily St John Mandel
ISBN: 0-553-54558-2 / 978-0-553-54558-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books On Tape
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Kindle Editions

September 2014 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Station Eleven
Author(s): Emily St John Mandel
Publisher: Picador
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September 2014 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Station Eleven: A novel
Author(s): Emily St John Mandel
Publisher: Vintage
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September 2014 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Station Eleven: A Novel
Author(s): Emily St John Mandel
Publisher: HarperAvenue
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