In 1901 a young frontiersman named Peter Force comes to New York City and finds a job digging the first subway tunnels. Into his path falls the beautiful mathematical prodigy Cheri-Anne Toledo, whose memories appear to come from another world: the long-forgotten Kingdom of Ohio. Could she have stumbled onto the most dangerous secret imaginable: the key to travelling through time? Peter must find out fast, as the pair are pursued by titans Thomas Edison and J. P. Morgan into the dark labyrinth beneath the metropolis. Peter and Cheri-Anne find themselves wrestling with the nature of history, technology, and the unfolding of time itself.
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Marvellously inventive and intriguing... a haunting, evocative love story (Lauren Belfer, author of City of Light)
Impossible to resist. This wildly inventive fantasy begs to be followed to its heart-rending end (Kirkus Reviews)
A page-turner of substance. Flaming's blend of real and invented history is a tour de force (Selden Edwards, author of The Little Book)
A beautiful fable about love, time, technology, and the birth of America (Robert Anthony Siegel, author of All Will Be Revealed)
Mixes vividly detailed history, enchanting speculation, and time-travel fantasy. A splendid debut of careful research and sparkling imagination, creating a love story and kingdom that never was... or was it? (William Dietrich, author of The Dakota Cipher)
Absorbed by the twists and turns of the story, I felt like applauding every new idea, every conversation, every mystery and every revelation. (Michael Moorcock)
Matthew Flaming was born in Los Angeles and studied philosophy at Hampshire College. He has an MFA from New York University. His work has appeared in 3River Review, Timber Creek Review and Hobart Pulp. He lives in Portland. This is his first novel.
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Book Description Penguin, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Brand new copy. Dispatched within 24 hours of receiving the order. Bookseller Inventory # 039524
Book Description Penguin, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 336 pages. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0141047526