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efram molly steven chloe
Efram gets kicked out of every school in the known universe. Molly is raised in total isolation by survivalists. Steven grows up globetrotting with his ex-spy father. Chloe rules three thousand students with an iron fist. A frenetic journey through contemporary youth culture, Echo of the Boom follows the lives of these four characters as their narratives orbit and intertwine. They wage personal wars, grapple for power, and attempt to understand their roles in the future of society--or their destiny in hastening its destruction. The result is a mesmerizing collection of triumphs and calamities, a chronicle brimming with the language of music, social networking, and video games. Equal parts Gossip Girl and Gravity's Rainbow, Echo of the Boom represents a new kind of literature explicitly suited to twenty-first century.
“Striking... a coming-of-age story about finding meaning in our technologically advanced world as the end grows near... a character-driven tale of the apocalypse.”
-Sonya Lovy, Foreword Reviews
“Chloe is a queen bee... Efram is a teenage Gatsby. Molly is a gun-toting apocalypse prepster... and where Steven goes, Death follows... These young adults are of the generation 'born after the fall of the wall but before the fall of the towers.' In such chaotic times, they understand full well that a trigger can't pull itself.”
-Publishers Weekly
“A book that's hard to put down... The online world plays a big part here, and there are elements that will please readers of William Gibson.”
-Tobias Carroll, Vol. 1 Brooklyn
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Maxwell Neely-Cohen
was born and raised in Washington, DC, where he spent his teenage years skateboarding and DJing. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, he lives in New York City. Echo of the Boom is his first novel.
Maxwell Neely-Cohen
was born and raised in Washington, DC, where he spent his teenage years skateboarding and DJing. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, he lives in New York City. Echo of the Boom is his first novel.
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08/26/2014
"The Stillhouse Sessions"
7:00PM
Reading and signing
Politics and Prose Bookstore
5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
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