The World of Tomorrow

The World of Tomorrow

by Brendan Mathews


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ISBN-13: 9780316382199
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 09/05/2017
Pages: 560
Sales rank: 685,088
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

Brendan Mathews, a Fulbright Scholar to Ireland, has published stories in Glimmer Train, the Virginia Quarterly, and the Cincinnati Review, among other publications, and his fiction has twice appeared in The Best American Short Stories. He lives with his wife and their four children in Lenox, Massachusetts, and teaches at Bard College at Simon's Rock.

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National Book Award-winning author of The Air We Breathe and Ship Fever - Andrea Barrett

"Brash, bold, completely entertaining, and dazzling in its evocation of time and place, Brendan Mathews's splendid debut offers pleasures on every page."

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The World of Tomorrow 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A well written family tale with a good plot and a twist of humor. You can picture every character and scene. Loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just drags on and on
Deb-Krenzer More than 1 year ago
OMG!!! The journey I have just been on. WHAT a GREAT story!!! I am typing this with tears in my eyes! So many characters and so many stories. I was rooting for all the main ones. A family of brothers whose father was involved in the IRA, a immigrant Jew from Prague with her visa about to expire just when Hitler’s regime had invaded and taken over the country and an African American couple, both very musically inclined and good at it, were dealing with racism and a country trying hard to invent the future during a World’s Fair. An absolutely mesmerizing story that enthralled me and definitely kept my attention. I did a little something different with this book that I've never done before. I Googled images from 1939 of the Plaza, the World's Fair and street scenes. I can't tell you how much that added to my enjoyment of this book. It's something that I will definitely be doing in the future as sometimes, no fault of the author, I don't get the pictures they are describing. Again, great read, thoroughly enjoyed!!! Thanks to Little, Brown and Company and Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.