The Heavens (Hardback)Sandra Newman (author)
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A startlingly ambitious novel from the acclaimed Sandra Newman, The Heavens pinballs through time and space to craft a gripping tale of love, destiny and the blurred lines between dreams and reality. Kate lives in a Utopian version of modern day New York but falls prey to vivid dreams set in Elizabethan England. Are these visions just dreams or something more tangible? And is she really fated to save humanity? A fabulous time travel fantasy, perfect for fans of Cloud Atlas.
New York, 2000.
Kate and Ben meet at a party and immediately fall in love. It is the first year of the new millennium, the first year without a war anywhere in the world. The United Nations has just planted its flag on Mars, and a Green Party senator is about to become the first female president of the United States. Kate falls asleep, knowing that she is loved.
Kate wakes as Emilia - the mistress of a nobleman - and finds the plague at her door. Afflicted by premonitions of a burnt and lifeless city, she sets out to save the world. Each decision she makes will change her life with Ben forever.
A story of love and alternate universes, madness and time travel, The Heavens is a dream bound up in a strange awakening; it is a bewitching novel of what we have lost, and what we might yet be able to save.
Publisher: Granta Books
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 361 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 16 mm
'An electrifying novel of love , creativity and madness…' - The Guardian
'…swiftly upends expectations with its speculative stranegness.' - The Sunday Times
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