In Fletcher's Brooklyn, the world is hurtling toward its imminent doom—or has it always been? The end times seem to go on forever here, where daily life is underscored by constant foreboding. Yet despite the madness, humanity carries on as usual. Certainly that's true of the protagonists: Sam and Eleanor are a perfectly normal couple whose love feels like a beacon of light amid the chaos, and their audacious hope and joy--both vulnerable and radical--collides brilliantly with the absurdity and tragedy Fletcher evokes. This is an exquisite and big-hearted debut, showcasing a rising talent's acute sensitivity to the many possibilities of life in the near future.