The Not Yet

The Not Yet

by Moira Crone

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It’s 2121. The Heirs control society’s resources from their lavish walled city-states. Through life extension, they live hundreds of years. Outside, the poor barely survive. Malcolm de Lazarus, twenty, is a “Not Yet”—one counting on joining the elite. But when his fortune mysteriously disappears, he must sail to the chaotic New Orleans Islands for answers. On the way, he encounters the darkest side of Heirs’ privilege, which threatens everything he knows and loves.

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ISBN-13: 9781608010776
Publisher: UNO Press
Publication date: 04/15/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 280
File size: 510 KB

About the Author

Moira Crone is a fiction writer living in New Orleans. The author of three previous collections including What Gets Into Us, and a novel, A Period of Confinement, her works have appeared in Oxford American, The New Yorker, Image, Mademoiselle, and over forty other journals and twelve anthologies. She has won prizes for her stories and novellas, and in 2009 she was given the Robert Penn Warren Award from the Fellowship of Southern Writers for the entire body of her work.

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Moira Crone's simple observation that New Orleanians, like people everywhere, really want to live forever, clearly leads into a world of ethical marvels, perversities hitherto undreamed of. Her narrator, an ambitious outsider, a pure Dickensian foundling, is perfectly situated to guide the reader on a revelatory journey to where we are headed right now. —Valerie Martin, winner of Great Britain's Orange Prize; author of Property

A vivid, suspenseful, and (literally) layered imagining of what's to become of New Orleans and humanity (a new kind of love?) in the Twenty-Second Century. —Roy Blount, Jr.

Moira Crone has written a deeply strange novel of a dystopian New Orleans of the future — troubling, vividly imagined, audacious, and utterly unlike anything else you will read this year, or next. —Tom Piazza, author of Why New Orleans Matters

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is the early 22nd century. The world's resources have been reserved for an aristocracy of "Heirs;" the underclasses have grown paranoid and provincial; and the city of New Orleans is a swampy archipelago. Malcolm de Lazarus is a "Not Yet," waiting to join the Heirs—until somebody hijacks his trust fund on the eve of its maturation. Malcolm sets out through the Islands of New Orleans to track down his fortune and the truth about the Heirs. In The Not Yet, Moira Crone paints a psychedelic vision of a futuristic dystopia that we all secretly worry about. —New Orleans Magazine online When Moira Crone's The Not Yet is read in 2121, the year in which much of this wildly inventive novel is set, its readers will ask of us, "If you knew enough about what was coming to have books like this, why didn't you do something about it?" And they'll be right, for The Not Yet sounds an awful lot like The Pretty Soon. —JOHN BIGUENET, author of Oyster
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From her vast and tasty imagination, Moira Crone has fashioned a post-apocalyptic picaresque to rival Riddley Walker and Fiskadoro. In The Not Yet, her foundling Malcolm navigates a bizarre, fallen New Orleans as strange and wonderful as the real one. —STEWART O'NAN Moira Crone's The Not Yet is as thought-provoking as a novel can get. Set in a future dystopian New Orleans that is run by people who think they have figured out how to live forever, the story contains echoes of Jonathan Swift. It's a captivating meditation on the curious way love springs out of what we give up in life, not what we gain. —TIM GAUTREAUX