The museum of human history : a novel

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Portland, Oregon : Tin House, 2023.
First US edition.
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243 pages ; 22 cm
Newport - New Books & AV
F Bergman
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Portland, Oregon : Tin House, 2023.
First US edition.


"Complex, philosophically searching, and gorgeously rendered, Rebekah Bergman's The Museum of Human History is a sharp and startling debut about a young girl frozen in time in a world obsessed with youth and self-preservation. After nearly drowning, eight-year-old Maeve Wilhelm falls into a strange comatose state. As years pass, it becomes clear that Maeve is not physically aging. A wide cast of characters finds themselves pulled toward Maeve, each believing that her mysterious "sleep" holds the answers to their life's most pressing questions: Kevin Marks, a museum owner obsessed with preservation; Monique Gray, a refugee and performance artist; Lionel Wilhelm, an entomologist who dreamed of being an astrophysicist; and Evangeline Wilhelm, Maeve's identical twin. As Maeve remains asleep, the characters grapple with a mysterious new technology and medical advances that promise to ease anxiety and end pain, but instead cause devastating side effects. Weaving together speculative elements and classic fables, and exploring urgent issues from the opioid epidemic to the hazards of biotech to the obsession with self-improvement and remaining forever young, Rebekah Bergman's The Museum of Human History is a brilliant and fascinating novel about how time shapes us, asking what--if anything--we would be without it"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Bergman, R. (2023). The museum of human history: a novel (First US edition.). Tin House.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Bergman, Rebekah, 1989-. 2023. The Museum of Human History: A Novel. Portland, Oregon: Tin House.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Bergman, Rebekah, 1989-. The Museum of Human History: A Novel Portland, Oregon: Tin House, 2023.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Bergman, Rebekah. The Museum of Human History: A Novel First US edition., Tin House, 2023.

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