Saturday, July 21, 2012

Book Feature: Since Tomorrow by Morgan Nyberg

An old man called Frost rides a workhorse through the night, across mudslides, past stores abandoned for decades, past the rotted corpses of automobiles invisible under mounds of blackberry. Rain courses from his rabbit skin poncho. He carries a sword and a spear. He knows where to find the murderer. He will face him alone.

The city of Vancouver on the West Coast of Canada has been transformed by climate change, pandemic, economic collapse and earthquake into "Town", a squalid, lawless place inhabited the desperate, the diseased and the dying. Taking advantage of this state of affairs is the formidable Langley, who grows poppies to produce "skag", a crude form of opium. Langley has amassed enough power to control a small private army. Now he is determined to acquire Frost's farm for himself. Recklessly opposing Langley is Frost's fearless but impulsive granddaughter, Noor.

Like Russell Hoban's Riddley Walker or Cormac McCarthy's The Road, Since Tomorrow demonstrates that there is room in the post-apocalyptic genre for exceptional writing. Morgan Nyberg tells nothing - he shows everything. In clear, sensuous prose free of commentary or explanation - prose as addictive as Langley's skag - he leads the reader toward that climactic night with Frost on his horse, and farther, to the threshold of a new, perhaps happier, era.

“SINCE TOMORROW is the best post-apocalyptic novel I've read since Cormac McCarthy's THE ROAD.” - Amazon Review

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Morgan Nyberg’s first book, The Crazy Horse Suite, a verse play, was performed on the stage in New York and was broadcast on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio. His memoir, Mark, won the CBC Literary Competition. His first venture into book-length fiction, a children's novel, Galahad Schwartz and the Cockroach Army, won Canada's prestigious Governor General's Award for Literature in 1987. Since then he has added a further children's novel, Bad Day in Gladland, and three novels for adults, El Dorado Shuffle, Mr. Millennium, and Since Tomorrow. He currently lives on Vancouver Island, Canada.

You can connect with Morgan Nyberg at his blog, Facebook or Twitter.

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