Author(s): Karen Thompson Walker
'A luminous, magical coming-of-age novel' Marie Claire 'Maybe everything that had happened to me and my family had nothing at all to do with the slowing. It's possible, I guess. But I doubt it. I doubt it very much.' One Saturday morning the world wakes to discover that the rotation of the earth has begun to slow. As birds fall from the sky and days grow longer, people start to panic. Families pile into minivans and flee, but there is nowhere on earth to escape to. Julia is already coping with the disasters of everyday life. And then there's Seth, who Julia has been watching for a long time; tall and quiet and always on his own. The skateboarding boy who knows all about disaster. As the world faces a catastrophe, Julia and Seth are facing their very own unknown.
Karen Thompson Walker is a graduate of UCLA and the Columbia MFA program. A former book editor, she wrote The Age of Miracles in the mornings before work. Born and raised in San Diego, California, she now lives in Brooklyn with her husband.