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The Lost Book of Adana Moreau

by Michael Zapata

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The Lost Book of Adana Moreau by Michael Zapata
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    Feb 2020, 272 pages

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Michael Zapata's joyous debut is a novel that's all about the power and magic of storytelling.

In the 1920s, Adana Moreau, a Dominican immigrant living in New Orleans, begins writing a gloriously strange science fiction novel titled Lost City. The plot follows a teenage Dominican girl—not too dissimilar from the author herself—who is escaping an apocalyptic world overrun by zombies in search of a golden eternal city set on a parallel Earth. Lost City soon gains cult status thanks to its heady mix of pulpy narrative, philosophical and political enquiry, and avant-garde exploration into parallel world theories. A sequel is greatly anticipated. However, before Adana can finish the follow-up, A Model Earth, she falls terminally ill. In a bid to protect her artistic legacy, or perhaps in a state of feverish delusion, Adana destroys the only existing manuscript in a fire with the help of her young son Maxwell.

Fast forward to the early 2000s, and Saul Drower is left a ...

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