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Your fathers, where are they? And the prophets live forever?

If all generations are a lost generation, all their protagonists have been asked from time to time: how did we get here? Now if Thomas asks him, a thirtyenne who has just kidnapped a NASA astronaut, closed it in an abandoned military base on the California coast, and prepares to question him. He has precise and urgent questions: what happened to the great ideals of conquering the space they had made millions of citizens dream? What happened to the ambitions of their brilliant generation? Are they failed? The answer brings other questions. Thus Thomas takes a new hostage: a politician of the congress also destined at the crowd interrogation. Why did the nation arrive at this catastrophic point? The answer brings other questions. Thomas can be held forced to kidnap a person after another, all tied to him from a thin but decisive thread: a pedophile teacher, a policeman involved in the death of a boy of Vietnamese origin, up to him to him. With a game of balance between real facts and their perception deformed by Thomas's hallucinatory psyche, among the minimum individual frustrations and the great national hopes disregarded, the twenty-first century is put naked with its atrocities and fake illusions ...

  • Author: Dave Eggers
  • Format: Paperback, 12.5 x 19.5 cm
  • Pages: 185
  • Publisher: Mondadori
  • Necklace: Contemporary Oscar
  • Year: 2017

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