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Hailed as "remarkable" by the New Yorker, Emporium earned Adam Johnson comparisons to Kurt Vonnegut and T. C. Boyle. Now, in Parasites Like Us, he takes us on an enthralling journey through memory, time, and the cost of mankind's quest for his own past.

Anthropologist Hank Hannah has just illegally exhumed an ancient American burial site and winds up in jail. But the law will soon be the least of his worries. For, buried beside the bones, a timeless menace awaits that will set the modern world back twelve thousand years and send Hannah on a quest to save that which is dearest to him. A brilliantly evocative and haunting cautionary adventure, Parasites Like Us will earn Johnson an immense audience of devoted fans.

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"Johnson shows some of the outrageous flair here that made the stories in Emporium a critical success." Publishers Weekly

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"[Johnson's] characters are wonderfully weird and charming, and he is so witty a storyteller that this strange novel manages to captivate." Washington Post

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"[N]ot quite to deify Adam Johnson...hunt down, gather and devour this splendid novel." STLtoday.com

Review:

"[A] weird but masterfully written debut novel." Booklist

Synopsis:

The debut novel by the author of The Orphan Master's Son, winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Hailed as "remarkable" by the New Yorker, Emporium earned Adam Johnson comparisons to Kurt Vonnegut and T.C. Boyle. In his acclaimed first novel, Parasites Like Us, Johnson takes us on an enthralling journey through memory, time, and the cost of mankind's quest for its own past.

Anthropologist Hank Hannah has just illegally exhumed an ancient American burial site and winds up in jail. But the law will soon be the least of his worries. For, buried beside the bones, a timeless menace awaits that will set the modern world back twelve thousand years and send Hannah on a quest to save that which is dearest to him. A brilliantly evocative apocalyptic adventure told with Adam Johnson's distinctive dark humor, Parasites Like Us is a thrilling tale of mankind on the brink of extinction.

Synopsis:

Hailed as ?remarkable? by the New Yorker, Emporium earned Adam Johnson comparisons to Kurt Vonnegut and T. C. Boyle. Now, in Parasites Like Us, he takes us on an enthralling journey through memory, time, and the cost of mankind?s quest for his own past.

Anthropologist Hank Hannah has just illegally exhumed an ancient American burial site and winds up in jail. But the law will soon be the least of his worries. For, buried beside the bones, a timeless menace awaits that will set the modern world back twelve thousand years and send Hannah on a quest to save that which is dearest to him. A brilliantly evocative and haunting cautionary adventure, Parasites Like Us will earn Johnson an immense audience of devoted fans.

About the Author

Adam Johnson, a former Wallace Stegner Fellow, teaches creative writing at Stanford University. His fiction has appeared in Esquire, The Paris Review, Harper's, Missouri Review, and New England Review, as well as Best New American Voices four years running (a record).

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slickpdx, October 23, 2014 (view all comments by slickpdx)
Archeology plus eschatology. White Noise DeLillo crossed with T.C. Boyle. I really liked it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142004777
Author:
Johnson, Adam
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
am Johnson
Author:
Ad
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20041031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w illustrations throughout
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.10x5.08x.64 in. .55 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 352 pages Penguin Books - English 9780142004777 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Johnson shows some of the outrageous flair here that made the stories in Emporium a critical success." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "[Johnson's] characters are wonderfully weird and charming, and he is so witty a storyteller that this strange novel manages to captivate."
"Review" by , "[N]ot quite to deify Adam Johnson...hunt down, gather and devour this splendid novel."
"Review" by , "[A] weird but masterfully written debut novel."
"Synopsis" by ,
The debut novel by the author of The Orphan Master's Son, winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Hailed as "remarkable" by the New Yorker, Emporium earned Adam Johnson comparisons to Kurt Vonnegut and T.C. Boyle. In his acclaimed first novel, Parasites Like Us, Johnson takes us on an enthralling journey through memory, time, and the cost of mankind's quest for its own past.

Anthropologist Hank Hannah has just illegally exhumed an ancient American burial site and winds up in jail. But the law will soon be the least of his worries. For, buried beside the bones, a timeless menace awaits that will set the modern world back twelve thousand years and send Hannah on a quest to save that which is dearest to him. A brilliantly evocative apocalyptic adventure told with Adam Johnson's distinctive dark humor, Parasites Like Us is a thrilling tale of mankind on the brink of extinction.

"Synopsis" by ,
Hailed as ?remarkable? by the New Yorker, Emporium earned Adam Johnson comparisons to Kurt Vonnegut and T. C. Boyle. Now, in Parasites Like Us, he takes us on an enthralling journey through memory, time, and the cost of mankind?s quest for his own past.

Anthropologist Hank Hannah has just illegally exhumed an ancient American burial site and winds up in jail. But the law will soon be the least of his worries. For, buried beside the bones, a timeless menace awaits that will set the modern world back twelve thousand years and send Hannah on a quest to save that which is dearest to him. A brilliantly evocative and haunting cautionary adventure, Parasites Like Us will earn Johnson an immense audience of devoted fans.

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