"An author to be reckoned with . . . both original and persuasive."Newsweek
In Amnesia Moon, we meet a young man named Chaos, who's living in a movie theater in post-apocalyptic Wyoming, drinking heavily and eating food out of cans.
Chaos soon discovers that his post-nuclear reality may be a false one. So he takes to the road with a girl named Melinda in order to find the answers. As they travel through America they find that while each town has been affected differently by the mysterious source of the apocalypse, no one can fill in their incomplete memories. Gradually, figures from Chaos's past, including some who appear only under the influence of intravenously administered drugs, make Chaos remember some of his forgotten life as a man named Moon.
"Where Jack Kerouac and Philip K. Dick will meet Mel Gibson's Road Warrior and Vladimir Nabokov's Humbert Humbert after the bombs have fallen on America . . . Almost everybody is bereft . . . they wait for Godot and gestalt. If Amnesia Moon is Pynchon Lite, like Pynchon's Vineland, it is also the Philip K. Dickiest of Lethem's novels."John Leonard, The New York Review of Books
Jonathan Lethem is the author of six novels, including Motherless Brooklyn, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award; the national bestseller The Fortress of Solitude; and Gun, with Occasional Music. He lives in Brooklyn.