Lighthouse Island: A Novel by Paulette JilesLighthouse Island: A Novel by Paulette Jiles

Lighthouse Island: A Novel

byPaulette Jiles

Paperback | July 29, 2014

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From the Author of the National Book Award Finalist News of the World

Paulette Jiles, the bestselling author of the highly praised novels The Color of Lightning, Stormy Weather, and Enemy Women, pushes into new territory with Lighthouse Island—a captivating and atmospheric story set in the far future—a literary dystopian tale resonant with love and hope.

In the coming centuries the world's population has exploded. The earth is crowded with cities, animals are nearly all extinct, and drought is so widespread that water is rationed. There are no maps, no borders, no numbered years, and no freedom, except for an elite few.
 
It is a harsh world for an orphan like Nadia Stepan. Growing up, she dreams of a green vacation spot called Lighthouse Island, in a place called the Pacific Northwest.

When an opportunity for escape arises, Nadia embarks on a dangerous and sometimes comic adventure. Along the way she meets a man who changes the course of her life: James Orotov, a mapmaker and demolition expert. Together, they evade arrest and head north toward a place of wild beauty that lies beyond the megapolis—Lighthouse Island.

Paulette Jiles is a poet and the author ofCousins, a memoir, and the bestselling novelsEnemy Women,Stormy Weather, andThe Color of Lightning. She lives on a ranch near San Antonio, Texas.
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Title:Lighthouse Island: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.94 inPublished:July 29, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062232517

ISBN - 13:9780062232519

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“[I]nventive futurism and rollicking wit.”