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TKE presents Online | Kimi Eisele | The Lightest Object in the World

Debut author Kimi Eisele will read from and discuss her novel, The Lightest Object in the Universe. This virtual event will take place on Crowdcast and you can register here.

What if the end times allowed people to see and build the world anew? The Lightest Object in the Universe imagines what happens after the global economy collapses and the electrical grid goes down.

In this new world, Carson, on the East Coast, is desperate to find Beatrix, a woman on the West Coast who holds his heart. Working his way along a cross-country railroad line, he encounters lost souls, clever opportunists, and those who believe they’ll be saved by an evangelical preacher in the middle of the country. While Carson travels west, Beatrix and her neighbors begin to construct the kind of cooperative community that suggests the end could be, in fact, a bright beginning.

Without modern means of communication, will Beatrix and Carson find their way to each other, and what will be left of the old world if they do? The answers may lie with a fifteen-year-old girl who could ultimately decide the fate of the lovers. 

The Lightest Object in the Universe is a moving and hopeful story about resilience and adaptation and a testament to the power of community, where our best traits, born of necessity, can begin to emerge.

GET YOUR COPY NOW! Pre-order your signed copy of the featured book today, by either calling the store at 801-484-9100 or ordering online.

Event date: 
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Crowdcast
The Lightest Object in the Universe: A Novel Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781643750484
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Books - June 30th, 2020