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The Nuclear Age

by O'Brien, Tim

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • First
Very Good/Yes, Dust Jacket
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. Slight wear lower edge, no stamps or writing. Light edgewear to dust jacket. Spine portion of dust jacket faded a little.. Stated First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Yes, Dust Jacket. Illus. by Cvr Art By Renee Klein. 9 1/4" X 6 1/4".


The Nuclear Age  is about one man's slightly insane attempt to come to terms with a dilemma that confronts us all—a little thing called The Bomb. The year is 1995, and William Cowling has finally found the courage to meet his fears head-on. Cowling's courage takes the form of a hole that he begins digging in his backyard in an effort to "bury" all thoughts of the apocalypse. Cowling's wife, however, is ready to leave him; his daughter has taken to calling him "nutto"; and Cowling's own checkered past seems to be rising out of the crater taking shape on his lawn, besieging him with flashbacks and memories of a life that's had more than its share of turmoil. Brilliantly interweaving his masterful storytelling powers with dark, surreal humor and empathy for characters caught in circumstances beyond their control, Tim O'Brien brings us his most entertaining novel to date. At once wildly comic and sneakily profound, The Nuclear Age is also utterly unforgettable.


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Acme Books US (US)
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The Nuclear Age
O'Brien, Tim
Cvr Art By Renee Klein
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Yes, Dust Jacket
Stated First American Edition
Alfred A. Knopf
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
Renee Klein Fiction
9 1/4" X 6 1/4"

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