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Publisher Comments:

A dextrous novel centered around the current generation of American teenagers coming of age in a networked world highly conscious of violence and the apocalyptic, Echo of the Boom is literary fiction about the Call of Duty and The Hunger Games generation. While the narrative spans the globe and jumps in time, much of the action orbits a near-past and present Washington, D.C., as each of the four main characters wrestle with their notions of fear, power, mysticism, and the future. An unusual book, equal parts Gossip Girl and Gravitys Rainbow.

Review:

"In this debut novel, Neely-Cohen's four teenage protagonists are superlatives — coldest, strongest, most clever, and most popular in turn. In a contemporary Washington, D.C., and under the shadow of impending doom, the story unfolds in increments of time 'before the end.' Technology is now an extension of self, and so naturally teens use it to bully, hack, and spy. Chloe is a queen bee whose powers of manipulation have left her jaded and haunted by night terrors. Efram is a teenage Gatsby. Molly is a gun-toting apocalypse prepster. Steven travels the globe on shady ventures with his father, a consultant, and where Steven goes, death follows. In a world of genre-mashing garage deejays, and a text message to replace every utterance, adults are as squawking and clueless as the adults in Peanuts. But beneath the labored pop culture references, the novel conveys a simple message: yes, the world is miserable, but technology can't take all of the blame. These young adults are of the generation 'born after the fall of the wall but before the fall of the towers.' In such chaotic times, they understand full well that a trigger can't pull itself. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Maxwell Neely-Cohen has been a skateboarder, DJ, military theorist, college tennis player, young adult novel editor, and independent video game producer. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781940207179
Author:
Neely-cohen, Maxwell
Publisher:
Rare Bird Books
Author:
Neely-Cohen, Maxwell
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20140431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
456
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this debut novel, Neely-Cohen's four teenage protagonists are superlatives — coldest, strongest, most clever, and most popular in turn. In a contemporary Washington, D.C., and under the shadow of impending doom, the story unfolds in increments of time 'before the end.' Technology is now an extension of self, and so naturally teens use it to bully, hack, and spy. Chloe is a queen bee whose powers of manipulation have left her jaded and haunted by night terrors. Efram is a teenage Gatsby. Molly is a gun-toting apocalypse prepster. Steven travels the globe on shady ventures with his father, a consultant, and where Steven goes, death follows. In a world of genre-mashing garage deejays, and a text message to replace every utterance, adults are as squawking and clueless as the adults in Peanuts. But beneath the labored pop culture references, the novel conveys a simple message: yes, the world is miserable, but technology can't take all of the blame. These young adults are of the generation 'born after the fall of the wall but before the fall of the towers.' In such chaotic times, they understand full well that a trigger can't pull itself. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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