Title In the Electric Eden: Stories
Binding Soft Cover
Book Condition New
Publisher E Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.A. Penguin USA 2003
0142002569 / 9780142002568
Seller ID X10000
Brand new, unread copy, just a hint of shopwear, otherwise pristine. From the publisher's review:"Writer and former engineer Nick Arvin layers his knowledge of technology, mechanical design, and human character into a collection of emotionally riveting stories. With a subtle hand he transports readers through history and across America to ten poignant and utterly unforgettable places: a traffic accident in the middle of the heartland; the electrocution of Topsy the elephant at Coney Island at the turn of the century; the backyard of an old recluse; a Marine Corps practice invasion of the Florida beaches; a romantic tryst in a dismal corporate office; the launching of the first manned American hydrogen balloon in the eighteenth century; and more. Constantly aware of how technology shapes the way we interact with each other and experience the world, Arvin uses these original settings and compelling characters to create a moving collection of stories that, though seemingly unlinked, comes together to form a stunning, awe-inspiring whole."