Atria/Emily Bestler Books
On Sale: May 16, 2017
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Science Fiction | Literature and Fiction Literary
In Los Angeles Times Book Prize nominee Ariel S.
Winterís Barren Cove, humans are nearly extinct and
robots are now the dominant life-form on Earth.
The aged robot Sapien is the recent victim of a debilitating
accident. The socially acceptable thing to do in robot
culture is deactivate, but Sapien is not ready to end his
life. Instead he orders spare parts for himself and rents a
remote beach house in order to repair and ponder why he
wants to go on. While there, he becomes obsessed with his
landlords, the peculiar robot family living on the rambling
estate perched at the top of the cliff. He is convinced that
the elusive and enigmatic Beachstone, the head of the
family, holds the answers to his existential quandary.
Invoking the works of the great supernatural and science
fiction writers Mary Shelley, Isaac Asimov, and Philip K.
Dick, Barren Cove is a gothic tale in an unusual future.
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