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The Nuclear Age
by Tim O'Brien


Overview - At the age of 49, after a lifetime of insomnia and midnight peril, William Cowling believes the hour has come for him to sieze control. So, he begins to dig a hole in his backyard--a shelter against impending doom--much to the chagrin of his family. Ultimately, he finds he must make a choice: safety or sanity; love or fidelity to the truth.  Read more...

 
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Overview
At the age of 49, after a lifetime of insomnia and midnight peril, William Cowling believes the hour has come for him to sieze control. So, he begins to dig a hole in his backyard--a shelter against impending doom--much to the chagrin of his family. Ultimately, he finds he must make a choice: safety or sanity; love or fidelity to the truth. Darkly comic, poignant, and provocative, this visionary novel by the author of In the Lake of the Woods captures the essence of what it's like to be a conscious human being in the nuclear age.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780140259100
  • ISBN-10: 0140259104
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: December 1996
  • Page Count: 320
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.1 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.55 pounds


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