The Austin American-Statesman Selects.....
BookPeople is proud to partner with the Austin American-Statesman for their monthly Statesman Selects program. Each month, BookPeople will highlight the Statesman's top recommended read for Austin. July's pick is: The Great Glass Sea by Josh Weil. Pick up a copy of the Statesman on Sunday, July 20th to read their review. Join us here at BookPeople on Monday, July 21st at 7pm when Josh Weil speaks about and signs his new book.
STATESMAN SELECTS: BOUND TO BE A GOOD READ.
The Great Glass Sea
by Josh Weil
From celebrated storyteller Josh Weil comes a sui generis epic swathed in all the magic of Russian folklore and set against the dystopian backdrop of an all too real alternate present.
Twins Yarik and Dima have been inseparable since childhood. Living on their uncle’s farm after the death of their father, the boys once spent their days helping farmers in fields, their nights spellbound by their uncle’s tales. Years later, they labor together at the Oranzheria, a sea of glass erected over acres of cropland and lit by space mirrors that ensnare the denizens of Petroplavilsk in perpetual daylight. Now the twins have only work in common—stalwart Yarik married with children, oppressed by the burden of responsibility; dreamer Dima living alone with his mother, wistfully planning the brothers’ return to their uncle’s land.