Parasites Like Us


Genre Fiction

Year 2016

Language English

Volume book: Full version

The debut novel by the author of  (winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize) and the story collection (winner of the 2015 National Book Award)

Hailed as "remarkable" by the earned Adam Johnson comparisons to Kurt Vonnegut and T.C. Boyle. In his acclaimed first novel, , Johnson takes us on an enthralling journey through memory, time, and the cost of mankind's quest for its own past.

Anthropologist Hank Hannah has just illegally exhumed an ancient American burial site and winds up in jail. But the law will soon be the least of his worries. For, buried beside the bones, a timeless menace awaits that will set the modern world back twelve thousand years and send Hannah on a quest to save that which is dearest to him. A brilliantly evocative apocalyptic adventure told with Adam Johnson's distinctive dark humor, is a thrilling tale of mankind on the brink of extinction.

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