How High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu

Staff Pick

Beautiful, bizarre, and heartbreaking, this speculative fiction testifies to the indomitable power of the human spirit. It begins with a grieving scientist in the Arctic who releases an ancient plague that will wreak havoc on the world for generations to come. Nagamatsu presents this new world through its devastations in tangentially related chapters; soaring through time and across continents; he takes us from hotels for the dead in San Francisco to immersive gaming cafes in Japan, into the liminal minds of the sick and onto the spaceships searching for a new earth. This distinctive novel has elements of both despair and hope and offers an expansive look at the surreal nature of a world gripped by a pandemic, the continued strangeness and tragedy of post-pandemic life, and the human potential to rebuild and survive. 

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ISBN: 9780063072657
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - January 10th, 2023