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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Grove Pr
Publication date January 6, 2009
Pages 336
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780802144010
ISBN-10 0802144012
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
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In The Long Emergency celebrated social commentator James Howard Kunstler explored how the terminal decline of oil production, combined with climate change, had the potential to put industrial civilization out of business. In World Made by Hand, an astonishing work of speculative fiction, Kunstler brings to life what America might be, a few decades hence, after these catastrophes converge. For the townspeople of Union Grove, New York, the future is nothing like they thought it would be. Transportation is slow and dangerous, so food is grown locally at great expense of time and energy, and the outside world is largely unknown. There may be a president, and he may be in Minneapolis now, but people aren’t sure. Their challenges play out in a dazzling, fully realized world of abandoned highways and empty houses, horses working the fields and rivers, no longer polluted, and replenished with fish. With the cost of oil skyrocketing—and with it the price of food—Kunstler’s extraordinary book, full of love and loss, violence and power, sex and drugs, depression and desperation, but also plenty of hope, is more relevant than ever.


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Hardcover
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from Atlantic Monthly Pr (February 18, 2008)
9780871139788 | details & prices | 317 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $24.00
About: In the wake of a series of global catastrophes that have destroyed industrial civilization, the inhabitants of Union Grove, a small New York town, do anything they can to get by, as they struggle to deal with a new way of life over the course of an eventful summer, in a novel set several decades in the future.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Grove Pr (January 6, 2009)
9780802144010 | details & prices | 336 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $16.00
About: In The Long Emergency celebrated social commentator James Howard Kunstler explored how the terminal decline of oil production, combined with climate change, had the potential to put industrial civilization out of business.

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