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The Age of Miracles

by Karen Thompson Walker

With a voice as distinctive and original as that of The Lovely Bones, and for the fans of the speculative fiction of Margaret Atwood, Karen Thompson Walker's The Age of Miracles is a luminous, haunting, and unforgettable debut novel about coming of age set against the backdrop of an utterly altered world. "It still amazes me how little we really knew. ... Maybe everything that happened to me and my family had nothing at all to do with the slowing. It's possible, I guess. But I doubt it. I doubt it very much." On a seemingly ordinary Saturday in a California suburb, Julia and her family awake to discover, along with the rest of the world, that the rotation of the earth has suddenly begun to slow. The days and nights grow longer and longer, gravity is affected, the environment is thrown into disarray. Yet as she struggles to navigate an ever-shifting landscape, Julia is also coping with the normal disasters of everyday life--the fissures in her parents' marriage, the loss of old friends, the hopeful anguish of first love, the bizarre behavior of her grandfather who, convinced of a government conspiracy, spends his days obsessively cataloging his possessions. As Julia adjusts to the new normal, the slowing inexorably continues.

The Age of Miracles

by Karen Thompson Walker

With a voice as distinctive and original as that of The Lovely Bones, and for the fans of the speculative fiction of Margaret Atwood, Karen Thompson Walker's The Age of Miracles is a luminous, haunting, and unforgettable debut novel about coming of age set against the backdrop of an utterly altered world. "It still amazes me how little we really knew. ... Maybe everything that happened to me and my family had nothing at all to do with the slowing. It's possible, I guess. But I doubt it. I doubt it very much." On a seemingly ordinary Saturday in a California suburb, Julia and her family awake to discover, along with the rest of the world, that the rotation of the earth has suddenly begun to slow. The days and nights grow longer and longer, gravity is affected, the environment is thrown into disarray. Yet as she struggles to navigate an ever-shifting landscape, Julia is also coping with the normal disasters of everyday life--the fissures in her parents' marriage, the loss of old friends, the hopeful anguish of first love, the bizarre behavior of her grandfather who, convinced of a government conspiracy, spends his days obsessively cataloging his possessions. As Julia adjusts to the new normal, the slowing inexorably continues.

The Age of Miracles

by Karen Thompson Walker

'A luminous, magical coming-of-age novel' Marie Claire'Maybe everything that had happened to me and my family had nothing at all to do with the slowing. It's possible, I guess. But I doubt it. I doubt it very much.'One Saturday morning the world wakes to discover that the rotation of the earth has begun to slow. As birds fall from the sky and days grow longer, people start to panic. Families pile into minivans and flee, but there is nowhere on earth to escape to.Julia is already coping with the disasters of everyday life. And then there's Seth, who Julia has been watching for a long time; tall and quiet and always on his own. The skateboarding boy who knows all about disaster. As the world faces a catastrophe, Julia and Seth are facing their very own unknown.

La edad de los milagros

by Karen Thompson Walker

«No había imágenes que mostrar en televisión. No había heridos. No había muertos. Al principio fue una catástrofe casi invisible.»La que habla es Julia. Tiene once años y hasta hace muy poco tiempo solo nos habría contado cosas del colegio, de sus padres, de la complicidad con su única amiga, de ese chico, Seth, que le provoca un hormigueo especial.Pero hoy tiene algo diferente que decirnos. Hoy, ella y su familia se han despertado con una alarmante noticia: la rotación de la tierra de pronto se ha ralentizado, y los días y las noches han empezado a alargarse. Pronto los relojes no servirán de nada. El mundo está cambiando, y aunque ni ella ni nadie saben lo que va a pasar a partir de ahora, todos intuyen que el futuro será distinto. Extraño. Perturbador. Aceptar la realidad y aferrarse a la vida, tal cual Julia la conoce, es la única manera de sobrevivir.A través de la voz inocente de una niña que lucha por su felicidad, Karen Thompson Walker consigue sumergirnos en ese presente sin futuro, inquietante y extrañamente cotidiano, y nos hace cómplices de sus anhelos y de sus miedos, de sus preguntas y de sus esperanzas.La edad de los milagros es un conmovedor retrato de la vida de una adolescente en el marco de un mundo cambiante. Una espléndida, cautivadora e inolvidable novela por su original premisa, sus personajes inolvidables y su prosa envolvente.«La novela que ha revolucionado el panorama editorial internacional.» The Guardian«Un impactante debut literario. Julia es una narradora perfecta.Una historia tan perturbadora como plausible.»Publishers Weekly

Ledat dels miracles

by Karen Thompson Walker

«No hi havia imatges per mostrar a la televisió. No hi havia ferits. No hi havia morts. Al principi fou una catàstrofe gairebé invisible.»Qui parla és la Julia. Té onze anys i fins fa poc només ens hauria explicat coses de lescola, dels seus pares, de la complicitat amb la seva única amiga, daquell noi, en Seth, que li provoca un formigueig especial. Però avui té una cosa diferent per dir-nos. Avui ella i la seva família shan llevat amb una notícia alarmant: la rotació de la terra sha alentit de sobte, i els dies i les nits shan començat a allargar. Ben aviat els rellotges no serviran de res. El món està canviant, i tot i que ni ella ni ningú no sap que succeirà a partir dara tothom intueix que el futur serà diferent. Estrany. Pertorbador. Acceptar la realitat i aferrar-se a la vida, tal i com la Julia la coneix, és lúnica manera de sobreviure.A través de la veu innocent duna nena que lluita per la seva felicitat, Karen Thompson Walker ens submergeix en un present sense futur, inquietant i estranyament quotidià, i ens fa còmplices dels seus anhels i de les seves pors, de les seves preguntes i de les seves esperances.Ledat dels miracles és un commovedor retrat de la vida duna adolescent en un món canviant. Una esplèndida, captivadora i inoblidable novel·la amb una premissa original, uns personatges únics i una prosa absorbent. «La novel·la que ha revolucionat el panorama editorial internacional.»The Guardian«Un impactant debut literari. La Julia és una narradora perfecta.Una història tan pertorbadora com versemblant.»Publishers Weekly

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