World Enough

eBook (PDF), 356 Pages
(2 Ratings)
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The world of World Enough is configured differently. From the opening page the reader is confronted by a succession of "anomalies" that create a transform of the world we are familiar with. Set against the backcloth of an imagined history spanning Russia, France, Greater Israel, the United States of Africa and the colonies of North America engaged in a war of liberation, World Enough is narrated in a series of flashbacks and varied temporal registers by the novel's four main characters: Katerina and Padua, sisters born in pre-revolutionary Russia, and two Africans, Quaque and Million M'loy. Their four accounts, switching back and forth throughout the novel, complement and sometimes contradict each other in their construction of an epic tale of romance, espionage, chess, geopolitics, war and the prolongation of people's natural lifespan, running from the early 20th century through to some unspecified time in the 21st. For other publications by this author go to... More >< Less
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  • By Steven House
    Oct 12, 2010
    A thoroughly enjoyable read in the J.G. Ballard tradition of a future that has fractured from our past to reveal a new now and a future fraught with power and resource struggles in all the wrong places. The bleakness is offset by an interesting kaleidoscope of characters which root the dystopia in the familiar mores of relationship angst. Highly entertaining.
  • By s.emanuel
    Jan 11, 2010
    Can you conceive of a parallel universe in which the USA is the United States of Africa, and North America is a bunch of colonies, where the Bolshevik Revolution never took place and Russia is the land of capitalism? Michael Westlake uses four characters to narrate the story, two Russian sisters and two African friends, a history of the 20th century that is brain-teasingly other than what we know. Katerina is a genetics researcher who discovers a way to forestall the aging process, which will have worldwide consequences. Hilarious plays on names, an espionage plot, and romantic and sexual intrigue. The novel is both World Enough - and Time.
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Michael Westlake
September 30, 2011
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