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Arcadia

A Novel

by Iain Pears

eBook
From the author of the international best seller An Instance of the Fingerpost, Arcadia is an astonishing work of imagination.
In Cold War England, Professor Henry Lytten, having renounced a career in espionage, is writing a fantasy novel that dares to imagine a world less fraught than his own. He finds an unlikely confidante in Rosie, an inquisitive young neighbor who, while chasing after Lytten's cat one day, stumbles through a doorway in his cellar and into a stunning and unfamiliar bucolic landscape—remarkably like the fantasy world Lytten is writing about. There she meets a young boy named Jay who is about to embark on a journey that will change both their lives. Elsewhere, in a distopian society where progress is controlled by a corrupt ruling elite, the brilliant scientist Angela Meerson has discovered the potential of a powerful new machine. When the authorities come knocking, she will make an important decision—one that will reverberate through all these different lives and worlds.

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Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Kindle Book

  • Release date: February 9, 2016

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781101946831
  • File size: 5345 KB
  • Release date: February 9, 2016

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9781101946831
  • File size: 6417 KB
  • Release date: February 9, 2016


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English

Levels

ATOS Level:5.7
Interest Level:9-12(UG)
Text Difficulty:4

From the author of the international best seller An Instance of the Fingerpost, Arcadia is an astonishing work of imagination.
In Cold War England, Professor Henry Lytten, having renounced a career in espionage, is writing a fantasy novel that dares to imagine a world less fraught than his own. He finds an unlikely confidante in Rosie, an inquisitive young neighbor who, while chasing after Lytten's cat one day, stumbles through a doorway in his cellar and into a stunning and unfamiliar bucolic landscape—remarkably like the fantasy world Lytten is writing about. There she meets a young boy named Jay who is about to embark on a journey that will change both their lives. Elsewhere, in a distopian society where progress is controlled by a corrupt ruling elite, the brilliant scientist Angela Meerson has discovered the potential of a powerful new machine. When the authorities come knocking, she will make an important decision—one that will reverberate through all these different lives and worlds.

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