The Age of Miracles
Karen Thompson Walker's debut novel, The Age of Miracles, has been generating a lot of buzz in the industry for the last few months, hitting the larger fiction circuits but also courting the speculative and science fiction crowds. If you don't believe the hype, here's what Ev has to say about it.
Even the quiet, signifying beauty of this novel's dust jacket, the awed (envious?) blurbs that grace its first pages, and the poignancy of its exquisite epigraph did not prepare me for the profound wonder of The Age of Miracles. That a debut novelist has managed to reflect the enormity of an apocalyptic world in the raindrop of an ordinary twelve-year-old girl's life is a miracle in and of itself. Another, perhaps, is the likelihood that you'll never again gaze upon a sunrise or sunset without thinking "What if...?"