Shadowbahn by Steve Erickson

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“Shadowbahn” is a challenging work, charged with engaging ideas and driven by the unexpected. It’s precisely the sort of book that we’ve come to expect from Erickson, one of the most freewheeling and unfettered storytellers of the past 30 years. And while it might not answer all of the questions it poses, it’s the asking that really matters.
-The Maine Edge

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"A beautiful, moving, strange examination of apocalypse and rebirth.” - Neil Gaiman

"Erickson has mobilized so much of what feels pressing and urgent about the fractured state of the country in a way that feels fresh and not entirely hopeless, if only because the exercise of art in opposition to complacent thought can never be hopeless." - New York Times Book Review

A chronicle of a weird road trip, a provocative work of alternative history, and a dazzling discography of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, encompassing artists from Louis Armstrong and Billie Holliday to Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen, SHADOWBAHN is a richly allusive meditation on the meaning of American identity and of America itself.

"Jaw-dropping," says Jonathan Lethem (Granta).
 

About Steve Erickson

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About the AuthorSteve Erickson is the author of eight previous novels and two books about American politics and popular culture that have been published in ten languages. His work has appeared in publications such as Esquire, Rolling Stone, and the New York Times Magazine. He is currently the film critic for Los Angeles Magazine and the editor of the literary journal Black Clock, which is published by CalArts. He lives with his family near Los Angeles.
 
Published February 14, 2017 by Blue Rider Press. 312 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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The Maine Edge

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Reviewed by Allen Adams on Feb 15 2017

“Shadowbahn” is a challenging work, charged with engaging ideas and driven by the unexpected. It’s precisely the sort of book that we’ve come to expect from Erickson, one of the most freewheeling and unfettered storytellers of the past 30 years. And while it might not answer all of the questions it poses, it’s the asking that really matters.

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