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This Great Hemisphere by Mateo Askaripour
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Jul 09, 2024 | ISBN 9780593869833 | 919 Minutes

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Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2024 by People, Elle, New York Post, The Root, New Scientist, Ebony, Screen Rant, Betches, Book Riot, Literary Hub, CrimeReads, Gizmodo, She Reads, Psychopomp, Maris Review, Parade, Well-Read Black Girl, and Daily Kos

An Amazon Book of the Month

“A masterful mashup of two time-tested literary genres: the quest to return to family and home and a propulsive, pulse-pounding, twisty political thriller. In both of these dimensions, Askaripour soars . . . The narrative has a forceful momentum and love emerges as the most powerful force in this relentlessly page-turning novel.”
Boston Globe

“Wildly imaginative and often wondrously lush. Askaripour traces the perils of racial betrayal and the rewards of collusion with the point of a bloodied knife.”
—Ron Charles, Washington Post

This Great Hemisphere is a sprawling speculative-fiction narrative that tackles racism, classism, and the perpetual power struggle of politics. But it also delivers a heartwarming story about a young woman learning to navigate the world . . . Askaripour possesses a powerful imagination, and it is in full display . . . Rich, multilayered, [with] some dazzling passages.”
—Gabino Iglesias, NPR

“A cinematic epic.”
—People

“With remarkable world-building, Askaripour takes readers on a vast and winding adventure through a future split by hemispheres, visibility, and power.”
Elle, “The Best New Books to Read in Summer 2024”

“[An] engrossing epic.”
New York Post

“A rollicking read, just like his debut.”
—Al Woodworth, Amazon Editor, “Amazon’s Most Anticipated Books of Summer”

“A big, juicy speculative epic—part thriller, part mystery, part adventure, part SF yarn, part social satire, part allegory of colonialism.”
Literary Hub, “Most Anticipated Books of 2024”

“Fans of speculative fiction will love This Great Hemisphere . . .  a gripping novel.”
The Root, “July 2024 Books By Black Authors We Can’t Wait to Read”
 
“The divided world of The Great Hemisphere allows for a thought-provoking [and] fast-paced story as Sweetmint is pulled into a dangerous mystery . . .  As Askaripour’s novel follows her through this chaos, the author explores the ways that society’s concept of reality can be manipulated.”
Screen Rant, “10 Most-Anticipated Sci-Fi Books Coming Out In July 2024”
 
“An eye-opening dystopian adventure set in a future world.”
Ebony, “Get Lit! Black Authors to Read in July”

“The page-turning prose and standout characters will appeal to a wide range of readers. Part sf adventure, part mystery, part social satire, this is a vividly imagined and captivating story.”
—Booklist *starred review*

“This energetic, speculative deconstruction of colonialism feels like watching an expert put together a 1000-piece jigsaw.”
—Publishers Weekly

“Propulsive… A page-turning vision of a future made all too plausible by our volatile present.”
Kirkus

“Part political thriller and part sci-fi, This Great Hemisphere similarly explores the allure of power and the lengths people go to gain and retain it, but it’s also a story about rebellion, resilience and the strength to shape your own future.”
—BookPage

“A stunning and compelling work of social justice speculative fiction.”
Library Journal

This Great Hemisphere is an inventive and immersive epic that follows its brave invisible protagonist as she navigates a futuristic new world that often mirrors our own. A thrilling page-turner.”
—Brit Bennett, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Vanishing Half

This Great Hemisphere is a boldly imaginative sophomore novel from Askaripour. Too few writers have the courage to dream this big.”
—Jason Mott, National Book Award-winning author of Hell of a Book

This Great Hemisphere is a tense, urgent exploration of power in all its forms and how it corrupts. It’s a story of America and subjugation and hope and all the things some may choose not to see. An allegory reminiscent of Colson Whitehead’s Intuitionist and Zone One, this one will keep your brain churning long after you’ve finished it.”
—Yume Kitasei, author of The Stardust Grail

“Mateo Askaripour’s This Great Hemisphere is a wildly imaginative novel, bursting with cinematic fervor. The world-building here is meticulous and astounding. The characters are so well-realized that they haunt the heart, motivate the mind, and shake the soul. The story itself strikes the perfect balance between wisdom and warning. I can’t help but to think that the spirit of the great prophet Octavia Butler hovers over This Great Hemisphere. And quiet as it’s kept, Mateo Askaripour just might be that level of oracle, too. This is a fiery must-read.”
—Robert Jones, Jr., author of The New York Times bestselling novel, The Prophets, a finalist for the National Book Award

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