Hello m’dears! It is a brand new Wednesday and so it is time to introduce a brand spanking new feature here on Books&Tea&Sugar *drum roll* WishList Wednesday…and the crowd goes wild!
I’m over exaggerating but hey, what’s new?
So WishList Wednesday was obviously inspired by Waiting on Wednesday. I’d be writing a post for Waiting On, I’d think of the book and then bam it’s already out! So, I thought why not create a new feature to celebrate all the books on my wish list! And here it is.
Rules are simple: Pick a book thats already out, either one you recently discovered or have known about for a long time that you really, really, want and give some details. Easy Peasy.
Now that explanations are out of the way here’s my first WishList Wednesday Pick!
Author: Emily St. John Mandel
Genre: Science Fiction – Dystopian
Summary: One snowy night Arthur Leander, a famous actor, has a heart attack onstage during a production of King Lear. Jeevan Chaudhary, a paparazzo-turned-EMT, is in the audience and leaps to his aid. A child actress named Kirsten Raymonde watches in horror as Jeevan performs CPR, pumping Arthur’s chest as the curtain drops, but Arthur is dead. That same night, as Jeevan walks home from the theatre, a terrible flu begins to spread. Hospitals are flooded and Jeevan and his brother barricade themselves inside an apartment, watching out the window as cars clog the highways, gunshots ring out, and life disintegrates around them.
Fifteen years later, Kirsten is an actress with the Traveling Symphony. Together, this small troupe moves between the settlements of an altered world, performing Shakespeare and music for scattered communities of survivors. Written on their caravan, and tattooed on Kirsten’s arm is a line from Star Trek: “Because survival is insufficient.” But when they arrive in St. Deborah by the Water, they encounter a violent prophet who digs graves for anyone who dares to leave.
Spanning decades, moving back and forth in time, and vividly depicting life before and after the pandemic, this suspenseful, elegiac novel is rife with beauty. As Arthur falls in and out of love, as Jeevan watches the newscasters say their final good-byes, and as Kirsten finds herself caught in the crosshairs of the prophet, we see the strange twists of fate that connect them all. A novel of art, memory, and ambition, Station Eleventells a story about the relationships that sustain us, the ephemeral nature of fame, and the beauty of the world as we know it. (Via Goodreads)
Why I Want It: It a dystopian novel featuring Shakespeare that has a hint of Cloud Atlas to it. I’m so in.