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We can save us all : a novel /

by Nemett, Adam [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Los Angeles : Unnamed Press, [2018]Edition: First edition.Description: 358 pages ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781944700768; 1944700765.Subject(s): Princeton University -- Students -- Fiction | Geodesic domes -- Fiction | Good and evil -- Fiction | End of the world (Astronomy) -- Fiction | Social classes -- Fiction | Bildungsromans | Dystopian fiction | Novels | Bildungsromans | Dystopian fiction | NovelsSummary: Welcome to The Egg, an off-campus geodesic dome where David Fuffman and his crew of alienated Princeton students train for what might be the end of days: America is in a perpetual state of war, climate disasters create a global state of emergency, and scientists believe time itself may be collapsing.
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One of ALA Booklist 's Top Ten Debut Novels of 2018 "Nemett's wondrously fresh novel positively bursts with charm, heart, and invention." -- Booklist , Starred Review<br> Welcome to The Egg, an off-campus geodesic dome where David Fuffman and his crew of alienated Princeton students train for what might be the end of days: America is in a perpetual state of war, climate disasters create a global state of emergency, and scientists believe time itself may be collapsing.<br> Funded by the charismatic Mathias Blue and fueled by performance enhancers and psychedelic drugs, a student revolution incubates at The Egg, inspired by the superheroes that dominate American culture. The arrival of Haley Roth--an impassioned heroine with a dark secret--propels David and Mathias to expand their movement across college campuses nationwide, inspiring a cult-like following. As the final superstorm arrives, they toe the line between good and evil, deliverance and demagogues,the damned and the saved.<br> In this sprawling, ambitious debut, Adam Nemett delves into contemporary life in all of its chaos and unknowing. We Can Save Us All is a brave, ribald, and multi-layered examination of what may be the fundamental question of our time: just who is responsible for fixing all of this?

Welcome to The Egg, an off-campus geodesic dome where David Fuffman and his crew of alienated Princeton students train for what might be the end of days: America is in a perpetual state of war, climate disasters create a global state of emergency, and scientists believe time itself may be collapsing.

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DEBUT In this first novel, the drug-fueled, phantasmagoric environment of the college elite intersects with the cogent realities of environmental degradation. The book is built around student leader Mathias Blue's hypothesis of an impending time collapse and told from the perspective of David Fuffman, a Princeton student under Mathias's spell. After a drunken Halloween night that ends terribly for David's friend Haley, David faces a moral quandary. One of his solutions is to create the Un-named Supersquadron of Vigilantes (USV), which has a group of Mathias Blue's male housemates, including David, dressing up as invented superheroes. David and Matthias lead the USV in a well-publicized rescue of trapped residents of Pennington, NJ, snowed in by a blizzard. As the USV gains in popularity, it grows to include women, including Haley, but its antics become riskier, and Mathias Blue morphs from merry prankster to cult leader. VERDICT In the end, it's the parents who step in the clean up the mess. This is an unlikely but timely contribution to the ongoing #metoo dialog as well as humorous riposte to concerns about society and the environment. Highly recommended.-Henry Bankhead, San Rafael P.L., CA © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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