The World to Come
The World to Come
Jim Shepard

These ten stories ring with voices belonging to--among others--English Arctic explorers in one of history's most nightmarish expeditions, a young contemporary American negotiating the shockingly underreported hazards of our crude-oil trains, eighteenth-century French balloonists inventing manned flight, and two mid-nineteenth-century housewives trying to forge a connection despite their isolation on the frontier of settlement. In each case the personal is the political as these characters face everything from the emotional pitfalls of everyday life to historic catastrophes on a global scale. In his fifth collection, Shepard makes each of these wildly various worlds his own, and never before has he delineated anything like them so powerfully.

Title The World to Come
Subtitle Stories
Author Jim Shepard
Publisher Knopf
Title First Published 01 February 2017
Format Hardcover
Nb of pages 272 p.
ISBN-10 1524731803
ISBN-13 9781524731809
Publication Date 21 February 2017
Main content page count 272
Weight 32 oz.