The nuclear age
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Published:
New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1985.
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
312 pages ; 24 cm.
Status:
Main
Fiction O'Brien, T
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The Nuclear Age is about one man's slightly insane attempt to come to terms with a dilemma that confronts us all -- a little thing called The Bomb. The year is 1995, and William Cowling has finally found the courage to meet his fears head-on. Cowling's courage takes the form of a hole that he begins digging in his backyard in an effort to "bury" all thoughts of the apocalypse. Cowling's wife, however, is ready to leave him; his daughter has taken to calling him "nutto"; and Cowling's own checkered past seems to be rising out of the crater taking shape on his lawn, besieging him with flashbacks and memories of a life that's had more than its share of turmoil. Brilliantly interweaving his masterful storytelling powers with dark, surreal humor and empathy for characters caught in circumstances beyond their control, Tim O'Brien brings us his most entertaining novel to date. At once wildly comic and sneakily profound, The Nuclear Age is also utterly unforgettable.
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ISBN:
9780394542867, 039454286X

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At the age of forty-nine, William Cowling decides to dig a gigantic hole in his backyard in order to protect himself and his family from "the very real threat of nuclear annihilation that everyone evades and denies."--Cover.
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APA Citation (style guide)

O'Brien, T. (1985). The nuclear age. New York: Knopf : Distributed by Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

O'Brien, Tim, 1946-. 1985. The Nuclear Age. New York: Knopf : Distributed by Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

O'Brien, Tim, 1946-, The Nuclear Age. New York: Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1985.

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O'Brien, Tim. The Nuclear Age. New York: Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1985. Print.

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