Explorers of the New Century: A Novel

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“A masterfully realized comic novel . . . like something out of Gulliver’s Travels by way of Franz Kafka and P. G. Wodehouse” (Library Journal).
 
Set at the dawn of the great age of exploration—closely resembling the era of Shackleton and Perry and Scott—two intrepid teams of adventurers set off through an arid, lifeless landscape. Both are vying to reach the AFP, or Agreed Furthest Point—a worthy, even ennobling cause. The competition is friendly but conditions are extreme. To get through the race, both teams must learn to make sacrifices, and rely heavily on their mules for survival . . . a dependency that will come with a price.
 
From the Man Booker Prize–nominated author of TheForensic Records Society and The Restraint of Beasts—a novel Thomas Pynchon called a “demented, deadpan-comic wonder”—Explorers of the New Century offers a blend of white-knuckle suspense, shocking revelations, and brilliant social satire.
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About the author

Magnus Mills worked as a full-time bus driver in London until the success of his novel The Restraint of Beasts, which was short-listed for the Booker Prize. The author of a collection of short stories and five novels, all of which have been published in fifteen languages, he lives in London.
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Publisher
HMH
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Published on
Mar 20, 2006
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Pages
192
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ISBN
9780547564104
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / General
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