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Alexandria

Paul Kingsnorth

The visionary final novel in Paul Kingsnorth’s iconic Buckmaster Trilogy – a timely and seminal portrait of climate apocalypse.

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ISBN
9780571322114
Date Published
16.02.2021
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Summary

‘Like Robert Macfarlane re-written by Cormac McCarthy.’ Telegraph

‘Beckett doing Beowulf.’ London Review of Books

One thousand years from now, the sole inhabitants of a small island – a group no larger than an extended family – are living in a post-civilised world. They are perhaps the Earth’s only human survivors.

But lurking outside their isolated community is a figure in red, an emissary from another way of life: a virtual place of refuge and security, of escape from the dangers of a newly wild world. The visitor calls it Alexandria.

A work of radical and matchless imagination, 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 over man; whether to put your faith in the present or the future.

Set on the far side of the climate apocalypse, Alexandria completes the Buccmaster Trilogy, which began with Kingsnorth’s prize-winning The Wake.

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Paul Kingsnorth’s debut novel, The Wake, won the 2014 Gordon Burn Prize. His second, Beast, was described by Jay Griffiths as ‘a portrait of the psyche in gaunt, glittering transcendence’. He is also the author of One No, Many Yeses and Real England, and a poetry collection, Kidland. He is the co-founder of The Dark Mountain Project.

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