The Dull Fire (Paperback)

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By Mel Vil
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Imagine a world where all terrestrial life suddenly vanishes, except for those airborne at the time. This is the tantalizing starting point for a novel that grips readers from the first page. Sebald, a complex and mysterious figure, lands in this inexplicable new world and is faced with the challenges of survival and leadership.

Journey back to Buenos Aires where Sebald's connections with the humble J r mie and the enchanting Blanche are forged. Follow their separate but intertwined paths through post-apocalyptic landscapes. Experience J r mie's harrowing captivity in Bolivia and his fight back to civilization, all under the constant shroud of thick clouds that now cloak the Earth.

Explore a barely inhabited Paris, under Sebald's tenuous rule, and witness the desperate struggles over food, shelter, and control in this brave new world. Choose your side: the preservationists living on tinned food and memories of the past or the pioneers venturing west, seeking sunlight and a fresh start.

Feel the tension in Blanche and Sebald's fractured relationship, tortured by guilt, trauma, and conflicting desires. Discover the tragic beauty of J r mie's semi-isolation and his slow, absurd rapprochement with his past companions.

As the story unfolds through fragmented storytelling, it becomes a thrilling exploration of the human condition, filled with suspense, emotion, and philosophical pondering. With its richly drawn characters, gripping plot, and profound themes of captivity, survival, and human connection, this novel is not just a tale of a world reborn but a mirror reflecting our own deepest fears and hopes.

If you are drawn to the thrilling, the thought-provoking, and the deeply human, don't miss the chance to dive into this unforgettable narrative. The final macabre scene is a poignant reminder of our fragility and resilience, leaving readers to ponder long after turning the last page. Experience a literary journey like no other, where every page is a new frontier, and the only limit is your imagination.

Product Details
ISBN: 9791094007082
Publisher: E. M. Crisp
Publication Date: August 23rd, 2023
Pages: 402
Language: English