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This Is Our Apocalypse

Christian Carvajal and Sara Lippmann

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  • Hardcover: 295 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.00" x 9.00"
  • ISBN: 978-0-9824855-2-1
  • Publication Date: 2009-11-13
  • Christian Carvajal

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In Sugar Roses, Oklahoma, events tumble rapidly toward the End of the World. We're introduced to a cross-section of this fervently Baptist college town as it struggles to comprehend a series of supernatural phenomena: roadkill returned to life, a little girl who speaks classical Greek, an ominous shortwave signal, and a demonic voice that calls itself the Megatron. No less foreboding is the news from around the world, in which Christian fundamentalists and Muslim terrorists alike seem hellbent on hastening the Apocalypse. Who or what caused these mysterious events? And if they do presage the foretold Rapture, what on earth--or beyond--will come after? Lightfall is a secular, satirical thrill ride, in which all humanity's glories and vanities can be seen in one lyrical, hypocritical microcosm.

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“I don’t know which I appreciated more, the foreboding shadow of the coming apocalypse or the characters who all appeared to be anything but fictional. OK, the characters. After all, who wants the apocalypse?”—Colin Boyd, GetTheBigPicture.net

Christian Carvajal

Christian Carvajal was born in San Pedro, California but spent fifteen years in small-town Oklahoma. He holds an MFA in theatre directing and has acted and directed in four states. He spent seven years in the Los Angeles film and television industry, where he worked as an actor, extra, writer, and assistant for a major studio. His writing has appeared in newspapers, online, and in Cinefex magazine. He’s a full-time writer in Olympia, Washington, where he's hard at work on his second novel.

Sara Lippmann

Sara Lippmann received a BA from Brown and an MFA from The New School. She has written for national magazines, taught college English, and currently co-hosts the Sunday Salon, a monthly reading series at Jimmy's 43 in New York's East Village. Her stories have been published in Tupelo QuarterlyJoyland, Jewish Fiction, The Brooklyner, Slice Magazine, PANK and elsewhere, nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and included in Wigleaf's Top 50. A former mentor for Girls Write Now and a recipient of a 2012 Fellowship in Fiction from the New York Foundation for the Arts she lives with her husband and children in Brooklyn.

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