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Arcadia: A novel - Iain Pears
Arcadia: A novel
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From the acclaimed author of An Instance of the Fingerpost comes a dazzling new novel which weaves together Oxford in 1960, a pastoral fantasy world, and a dystopian future.In 1960, Henry Lytten is an Oxford don who dabbles in espionage and fiction writing. Rosie Wilson is the quick-witted,... show more
From the acclaimed author of An Instance of the Fingerpost comes a dazzling new novel which weaves together Oxford in 1960, a pastoral fantasy world, and a dystopian future.In 1960, Henry Lytten is an Oxford don who dabbles in espionage and fiction writing. Rosie Wilson is the quick-witted, curious fifteen-year-old girl who feeds Professor Lytten's cat. Several hundred years in the future, living in a dystopian society on the Island of Mull, Angela Meerson is a psychomathematician who has discovered the world-changing potential of a powerful new machine. Somewhere, sometime, Jay is a scholar's apprentice in an idyllic, pastoral land. Who these people really are, and how their stories come together, will be revealed in Iain Pears's fascinating puzzle of a novel.
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781101946824 (1101946822)
ASIN: 1101946822
Publisher: Knopf
Pages no: 528
Edition language: English
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Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it
5.0 Like nesting dolls but with stories
Some books are so amazing that you feel like you're racing to the finish line because you just can't bear to wait one more moment to find out how it's going to end. Then there are others that must be savored. You need to take your time with these books. In fact, you might even set them to the side f...
Ellinor's Litventures
Ellinor's Litventures rated it
2.5 Arcadia by Iain Pears
With Arcadia Iain Pears is trying an experiment: He wrote a novel whith several interwoven storylines which can be read in the traditional way from cover to cover. At the same time he created an app which depicts how the storylines are interwoven and which enables the reader to read the different st...
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