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Clade is the story of one family in a radically changing world, a place of loss and wonder where the extraordinary mingles with the everyday. Haunting, lyrical and unexpectedly hopeful, it is the work of a writer in command of the major themes of our time. The distinguished nature writer Robert Macfarlane calls it “a brilliant, unsettling and timely novel: a true text of the Anthropocene in its subtle shuttlings between lives, epochs and eras, and its knitting together of the planet’s places. Like Barbara Kingsolver’s Flight Behaviour, its great subjects are deep time, swift change, and the eeriness of everyday life. Reading Clade leaves us, in Timothy Morton’s phrase, “strange strangers” to ourselves; and makes the Earth seem an odder, older, more vulnerable home.”

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