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American Neolithic

Terence Hawkins John Crowley



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04 November 2019
Science fiction; Humour; Sci-Fi Alternate History; Censorship; Society; Humorous Sci-Fi; Detective Sci-Fi; Crime & Mystery Sci-Fi
American Neolithic is a stunning, alarming, and deftly crafted read that has author Terence Hawkins's novel achieving a similar literary status to the likes of George Orwell's 1984 --Midwest Book Review.

It's the day after tomorrow.

America has become a Police State Lite. The Patriot Amendments have swallowed the Bill of Rights. Creationism trumps science. The Patriot Tribunal overrules the Supreme Court. And the drones of the Homeland Police are always watching.

Enter Blingbling. Brought to official attention by a hip-hop murder, he's foreign-looking, undocumented, and apparently homeless. His hard-boiled lawyer, Raleigh, keeps the Homeland cops at arm's length until a routine DNA test exposes a secret thousands of years old--one that threatens to destroy his client, his career, and much more.
By:   Terence Hawkins
Foreword by:   John Crowley
Edition:   Revised ed.
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 10mm
Weight:   232g
ISBN:   9781733647427
ISBN 10:   1733647422
Pages:   176
Publication Date:   04 November 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Terence Hawkins was born in Uniontown PA, a onetime coal-mining hub featured in American Rust and Night of the Living Dead. He graduated from Yale and the University of Wisconsin Law School. In 2012, he became the founding director of the Yale Writers' Conference, which he developed and managed through 2015. Since that time, he has served as the director of the Company of Writers. In 2018, he became the prose editor of Blue Mountain Review. His first novel, The Rage of Achilles, (Casperian, 2009) is an account of the Iliad informed by Julian Jaynes's theory of the bicameral mind. Turing's Graveyard, a collection of his short stories, will appear in 2020 from Running Wild Press. John Crowley is the World Fantasy Award author of Little, Big.

Reviews for American Neolithic

The political and social commentary throughout this unique novel is razor-sharp, as are uses of imagery and symbolism. The disturbing contrast of nonviolent, contemplative and deeply compassionate Blingbling to the brutality, apathy and ignorance of modern-day America is profoundly moving...A towering work of speculative fiction that will have readers rethinking what it means to be human. Kirkus Reviews This is a one-of-a-kind novel...Terry Hawkins is a bold and fearless writer. Tom Perrotta, author of The Leftovers and Mrs. Fletcher Terence Hawkins's American Neolithic is a special novel; thematically rich, it also provides all the pleasures of a hard-boiled thriller. The unique premise and lovingly crafted characters will stay with you long after you've closed the book. Rain Taxi You will be amazed at Terence Hawkins' prodigious imagination, his Bowie-sharp wit, and the skill with which he tells a story that's as morally urgent as it is satirically diverting. Julia Glass, author of Three Junes and And the Dark Sacred Night American Neolithic is overflowing with ideas, the narrative running on overdrive at all times. Reading this book felt like a fever dream, which I mean in the best possible way, an extrasensory experience. Kevin Wilson, author of The Family Fang American Neolithic, while toggling between two very different voices, is bone-dry, witty, affecting, and never less than riveting. Teddy Wayne, author of Loner and The Love Song of Jonny Valentine

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