What would happen if the Earth’s rotation drastically slowed down? Karen Thompson Walker’s debut novel, The Age of Miracles, tackles this question. Walker, a self-described fan of the disaster film says that her intention was to “focus on the people and how their ordinary lives were changed.”
“[A] gripping debut . . . . A triumph of vision, language, and terrifying momentum, the story also feels eerily plausible, as if the problems we’ve been worrying about all along pale in comparison to what might actually bring our end.”
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
Walker recently spoke to Mike Duncan and Jean Stilwell about her first novel.