The Amateurs by Liz Harmer

Winning Bid: $91.00

Bonus features:

  • Signed!
  • First edition!
  • Hardcover!
  • Handwritten poem also included!
  • Author will match your bid up to $45!

Item condition: New

Description

In the style of Margaret Atwood’s The Year of the Flood, Dave Eggers’ The Circle: a post-apocalyptic examination of nostalgia, loss and the possibility of starting over.

Allow us to introduce you to the newest product from PINA, the world’s largest tech company. “Port” is a curiously irresistible device that offers the impossible: space-time travel mysteriously powered by nostalgia and longing. Step inside a Port and find yourself transported to wherever and whenever your heart desires: a bygone youth, a dreamed-of future, the fabled past.

In the near-future world of Liz Harmer’s extraordinary novel, Port becomes a phenomenon, but soon it is clear that many who pass through its portal won’t be coming back–either unwilling to return or, more ominously, unable to do so. After a few short years, the population plummets. The grid goes down. Among those who remain is Marie, a thirtysomething artist living in a small community of Port-resistors camping out in the abandoned mansions of a former steel town. As winter approaches the group considers heading south, but Marie clings to the hope that her long lost lover will one day return to the spot where he disappeared.

Meanwhile, PINA’s corporate campus in California has become a cultish enclave of survivors. Brandon, the right-hand man to the mad genius who invented Port, decides to get out. He steals a car and drives north-east, where he hopes to find his missing mother. And there he meets Marie.

The Amateurs is a story of rapture and romance, and an astoundingly powerful tale about what happens when technology meets desire.

Auction History

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Highest bidder was: ivyscott1

Date Bid User Auto
October 3, 2020 12:23 pm$91.00ivyscott1
September 29, 2020 7:11 pm$90.00sutherlandp62
September 29, 2020 7:07 pm$50.00sutherlandp62
September 29, 2020 7:01 pm$35.00DavidatBond
September 29, 2020 5:28 pm$33.00katehudson
September 29, 2020 12:27 am$30.00shaunabmcintyre
September 28, 2020 3:19 pm$25.00sweetrhubarb
September 28, 2020 9:00 amAuction started