P&P Live!: Mark O'Connell – Notes from an Apocalypse: A Personal Journey to the End of the World and Back - in conversation with Jenny Offill

Upcoming Event
Friday, August 28, 2020 - 5:00pm

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. 

This program is part of DUBLIN VOICES, a collaboration between Politics and Prose Bookstore, the Embassy of Ireland, Solas Nua, and Global Irish Studies.

In Notes from an Apocalypse, Mark O'Connell crosses the globe in pursuit of answers. He tours survival bunkers in South Dakota. He ventures to New Zealand, a favored retreat of billionaires banking on civilization's collapse. He engages with would-be Mars colonists, preppers, right-wing conspiracists. And he bears witness to those places, like Chernobyl, that the future has already visited—real-life portraits of the end of the world as we know it. In doing so, he comes to a resolution, while offering readers a unique window into our contemporary imagination.

Both investigative and deeply personal, this book is an affecting, humorous, and surprisingly hopeful meditation on our present moment. With insight, humanity, and wit, O'Connell leaves you to wonder: What if the end of the world isn't the end of the world?

O'Connell will be in conversation with Jenny Offill, author of the novels Last Things, Dept. of Speculation, and most recently, Weather.

 

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Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
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Notes from an Apocalypse: A Personal Journey to the End of the World and Back Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780385543002
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Doubleday - April 14th, 2020

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