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Things We Didn't See Coming free pdf Richly imagined, dark, and darkly comic, "Things We Didn't See Coming" follows a man over three decades as he tries to survive - and to retain his humanity - in a world savaged by successive cataclysmic events. Opening on the eve of the millennium, when the world as we know it is still recognisable, we meet the then nine-year-old narrator fleeing the city with his parents, just ahead of a Y2K breakdown of the grid which signals the world's transformation and decline. In the wake of this develop strange, sometimes horrific, sometimes unexpectedly funny circumstances as he goes about the no longer simple act of survival: trying to protect squatters against floods in a place where the rains never stop- harassed (and possibly infected) by a man wracked with plague- functioning as a salaried embezzler of 'the state'- and, escorting the gravely ill on adventure trips. Yet despite the violence and brutality of these days, we learn that even as the world is spinning out of control essential human impulses still hold sway - that we never entirely escape our parents, envy the success of those around us and, chiefly, that we crave love.

About Steven Amsterdam

Steven Amsterdam was born in New York and has worked as a map editor, producer's assistant, and a pastry chef. He has lived in Melbourne, Australia since 2003, where he works as a writer and palliative care nurse. His debut novel, Things We Didn't See Coming, won The Age Book of the Year in Australia and was longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award.

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Author : Steven Amsterdam
Publisher : Vintage
Data Published : 04 August 2011
ISBN : 009954704X
EAN : 9780099547044
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 208 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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  • Things We Didn't See Coming free pdfThings We Didn't See Coming

    . Richly imagined, dark, and darkly comic, "Things We Didn't See Coming" follows a man over three decades as he tries to survive - and to retain his humanity - in a world savaged by successive catacly