The visionary final novel in Paul Kingsnorth’s iconic Buckmaster Trilogy – a timely and seminal portrait of climate apocalypse.
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‘Like Robert Macfarlane re-written by Cormac McCarthy.’ Telegraph
‘Beckett doing Beowulf.’ London Review of Books
A small religious community is living in what were once the fens of eastern England. They are perhaps the world’s last human survivors. Now, they find themselves stalked by a force that draws ever closer, a force intent on destroying everything they stand for.
Set on the far side of the ecological apocalypse, Paul Kingsnorth’s new novel is a mythical, polyphonic drama driven by elemental themes: of community versus the self, the mind versus the body, machine versus man – of whether to put your faith in the present or the future.
Alexandria completes the Buckmaster Trilogy, which began with Kingsnorth’s prize-winning The Wake.
Unconventional orthography and mythic style add texture to a story that examines whether the body is essential or merely the mind's cage and whether humans are inherently destructive.
Imaginative, moody, brilliantly written—vintage Kingsnorth, that is, and a boon for readers of speculative fiction.
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