It is 1999. The Last Days, or some say, the First. The climate has warmed dramatically, the cities have imploded into riotous shards, and the sky is a glimmering array of reds and greens and golds.
In fin de siecle New York, a millionaire publisher, a jaded rock star and the girl who, in her own way, loves them both are watching the waters rise as the cults begin the frenzies of the Night of the Thousand Years.
This breathtaking novel is Elizabeth Hand's audacious attempt to capture in one explosive story both the unspoken dreams and the unspeakable nightmares of her generation.
And she succeeds.
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In 1999 the world has gone to hell: global warming, AIDS, urban decay, environmental disasters, and, above it all, the Glimmering. The Glimmering is an accident of modern society, a phenomenon that is destroying the ozone layer and killing the earth. In these last days, Jack Finnegan, suffering from AIDS, has come home to his family's decaying Manhattan mansion to die. He will meet Trip Marlowe, a rock star hooked on the hallucinogenic IZE, and unknowingly play out a bizarre drama scripted by his former lover, the "sociocultural pathologist" Leonard Thrope. You won't be able to put down this engrossing tale.About the Author:
Elizabeth Hand is the author of Aestival Tide, Winterlong, and most recently, the World Fantasy Award-nominee, Waking the Moon . She lives in Maine, where she swears it is getting warmer.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1998. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0061012165
Book Description Mar 01, 1998. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # MY-YSC2-F2BJ
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1998. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0061012165
Book Description NY: Harper Prism, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition, 1st Printing. SIGNED by Ms Hand (NOT inscribed to anybody) on the title page. 413 pages. New, unread copy: I bought it new in 1997, never read it, stored it carefully over the years, only took it out to have Ms Hand sign it. Other than a TINY bit of bumping at head/heel of spine it's perfect. It has NO markings throughout, NOT an ex-library, NOT a book club, NOT a remainder, dj NOT price-clipped ("$22.00"). Fine in Fine dj. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 001702