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After the Sun by Jonas Eika

After the Sun

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After the Sun by Jonas Eika
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Aug 24, 2021 | ISBN 9780593329108

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Advance Praise for After the Sun:

“Political fictions aren’t supposed to be this personal. Satires aren’t supposed to be this heartbreaking. Surrealism isn’t supposed to be this real. Giving a damn isn’t supposed to be this fun. From slights of hand, to shocks to the heart, After the Sun is doing all the things you don’t expect it to and leaving a big bold mark in what we call literature.” —Marlon James, author of Black Leopard, Red Wolf

“Striking literary craftsmanship in an experimental mix of shock-lit, sci-fi, dada and Joycean glints presented as loose time scenes that slide in and out like cards in the hands of the shuffler. By the end, this reader had the impression of having been drawn through a keyhole.” —Annie Proulx, author of Barkskins

“Eika’s prose flexes a light-footed, vigilant, and unpredictable animalism: it’s practically pantheresque. After the Sun is an electrifying, utterly original read.” —Claire-Louise Bennett, author of Pond
 
“Jonas Eika blew the doors and windows of my imagination open, and now there is a galaxy in my head and a supernova in my heart. After the Sun vibrates with the aftershock of capitalism and reality flux. Its characters confront the world we’ve made as if they are facing off with ex-lovers who won’t leave, caught at the instant before they will either flame on or flame out. Thrilling.”  —Lidia Yuknavitch, author of The Chronology of Water

“The young Danish author Jonas Eika completely destroys every safety net: his book After the Sun has a combustible power in its longing for another world—and it expands the term ‘fiction.’ No other poet has exploded onto the scene like Eika in a long while.” —Der Spiegel

After the Sun has surprised and enthralled the jury with its global perspective, its sensual and imaginative language, and its ability to speak about contemporary political challenges without the reader feeling in any way directed to a certain place. . . . There is a real sense of poetic magic. Reality opens into other possibilities; other dimensions. There is something wonderful and hopeful in it that reminds us how literature can do more than just mirror what we already know.” —The Jury of the Nordic Council Literature Prize

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