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Small World: A novel

By Jonathan Evison

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Publication Date: January 11, 2022

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A career’s work from a beloved author’s first book for Dutton, Small World is a historic epic set in multiple time periods, in which the characters interconnect in the most intriguing and meaningful ways.

More than anything else this restlessness, this yearning for something out of reach, or something missing, this incessant, unanswerable, unconquerable call that urged us collectively forward like a runaway locomotive, this was America.

Set in alternating scenes between the present-day travelers on a train and their ancestors more than a century before, Small World explores the Great American Experiment from its formative days to the present moment and asks whether or not our nation has made good on its promises.

Small World is a sprawling chronical of a hundred-and-seventy years of American nation-building from numerous points-of-view across place and time. The result is a historical epic with a Dickensian flair, a grand entertainment set against such iconic backdrops as the California gold rush, the development of the Continental Railroad, and a speeding train of strangers who don’t realize the history they have brought together in one place.

Story Locale: The Pacific Northwest

About the Author

Jonathan Evison is the author of the novels All About Lulu, West of Here, The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving, This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!, Lawn Boy, and Legends of the North Cascades. He lives with his wife and family in Washington State.

Author Residence: Washington State

Format: Hardcover

Length: 480 pages

Publisher: Dutton

Publication Date: January 11, 2022

ISBN: 9780593184127

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