Amnesia Moon by Jonathan Lethem

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Trying to avoid his day-to-day struggles and unable to remember his life before nuclear war, Chaos attempts to live as one of the mutated survivors, until he is told that the bombs never fell and sets off on a journey for the truth. Tour.

About Jonathan Lethem

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Jonathan Lethem was born in Brooklyn, New York on February 19, 1964. His first novel, Gun, with Occasional Music was published in 1994. His other works include As She Climbed across the Table (1997), Amnesia Moon (1995), The Fortress of Solitude (2003), You Don't Love Me Yet (2007), and Chronic City (2009). He won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Motherless Brooklyn (1999). He also writes short stories, comics and essays. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, Rolling Stone, Esquire, The New York Times, The Paris Review, McSweeney's and other periodicals and anthologies.
Published January 1, 1995 by HARCOURT BRACE & CO@. 262 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Rejecting Kellogg, Chaos heads for California accompanied by fur- covered adolescent Melinda, who complains of dreaming Chaos's dreams.

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Televangelists have become actual robots, dog food is the cuisine of choice and the soap operas star government figures--all making for a confusing world for Everett, aka Chaos, who lives in a movie-projection room in Wyoming, drinking a liquor ``that amounted to rubbing alcohol.'' Fleeing his pr...

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The best attempt to do so (and the one I guess we are supposed to believe) involves aliens and some gobbledygook explanation about the breakdown of reality, though it is hard to know if that is the true explanation as it could just be part of someone’s imagined reality.

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