By James Howard Kunstler
Already a popular social commentator and a best-selling novelist and nonfiction author, James Howard Kunstler has lately attained even larger prominence within the international dialog approximately strength and the surroundings. within the sequel to his novel, international Made through Hand, Kunstler expands on his imaginative and prescient of a post-oil society with a brand new novel approximately an the United States during which the electrical energy has flickered off, the net is a far off reminiscence, and the govt is little greater than a rumor. within the tiny hamlet of Union Grove, manhattan, shuttle is horse-drawn and farming is again on the heart of existence. yet it’s no pastoral haven. Wars are fought over dwindling assets and disease is a continuing presence. Bandits roam the geographical region, preying at the susceptible. And a sinister cult threatens to shatter Union Grove’s fragile stability.
In a publication that's either stunning but eerily convincing, Kunstler seamlessly weaves hot-button matters reminiscent of the decline of oil and the perils of weather grow to be a compelling narrative of violence, spiritual hysteria, innocence misplaced, and love stumbled on.