The Lightest Object in the Universe

A Novel

The Lightest Object in the Universe

By:  Eisele, Kimi

9781616207939
$39.95 Hardback
 2019/07/09
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2019/07/09
Algonquin Books

Limited ***

6.0 X 9.0 in
336 pg



FICTION / Dystopian
FICTION / Science Fiction / Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic
FICTION / Disaster
An original post-apocalyptic novel about trying to make a better life and community after all of our modern conveniences fall away.

“It might be an oxymoron to call an apocalyptic novel hopeful, but The Lightest Object in the Universe is a testament  to the power of love in the darkest times. Like a near-future Cold Mountain, it's the story of a man's epic journey to reunite with the woman he loves, and a woman's determination to reimagine and rebuild after the fall. There's horror, yes, but more moments of ingenuity, generosity, and grace. I couldn't put it down.”
Sheri Holman, author of Witches on the Road Tonight

“A tale told in sentences starkly declarative of the gone world they describe, The Lightest Object in the Universe offers characters that linger long after the final page is turned. This is a novel with that exact balance of heart and momentum. Dazzling.”
Christian Kiefer, author of The Animals

“Post-apocalyptic stories are all the rage, but Kimi Eisele’s novel is a rarity. Her people don’t merely wander across a blighted wasteland; they form communities, till the soil, send their voices into the ether, and cling tenaciously to hope. The Lightest Object in the Universe is a triumphant story for anyone with a shred of faith left in the human spirit.”
David McGlynn, author of One Day You'll Thank Me

"It might be an oxymoron to call an apocalyptic novel hopeful, but The Lightest Object in the Universe, is a testament to the power of love in the darkest times. Like a near-future Cold Mountain, it's the story of a man's epic journey to reunite with the woman he loves, and a woman's determination to reimagine and rebuild after the fall. There's horror, yes, but more moments of ingenuity, generosity, and grace. I couldn't put it down.”
 
—Sheri Holman, author of Witches on the Road Tonight


 


Kimi Eisele is a writer and multidisciplinary artist. Her writing has appeared in Orion, High Country News, Terrain.org, and Fourth Genre, and has covered art, the environment, health, culture, youth, and the U.S.–Mexico borderlands. A dancer/choreographer, Eisele’s performance work explores human-nature relationships and often involves storytelling and public participation in site-specific venues. She holds a master’s degree in geography from the University of Arizona, and has taught creative writing and dance in schools, communities, and institutions for two decades. The recipient of numerous awards and residencies, she currently lives in Tucson and works for the Southwest Folklife Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and celebrating traditional knowledge and cultural expression.