From the literary trendsetting author of The Circle comes a tightly controlled, emotionally searching novel. YOUR FATHERS, WHERE ARE THEY? AND THE PROPHETS, DO THEY LIVE FOREVER? is a brilliantly executed story of one man struggling to make sense of his country, seeking answers the only way he knows how.
In a barracks on an abandoned military base, miles from the nearest road, Thomas watches as the man he has brought wakes up. Kev, a NASA astronaut, doesn’t recognize his captor, though Thomas remembers him. Kev cries for help. He pulls at his chain. But the ocean is close by, and nobody can hear him over the waves and wind. Thomas apologizes. He didn’t want to have to resort to this. But they really needed to have a conversation, and Kev didn’t answer his messages. And now, if Kev can just stop yelling, Thomas has a few questions.
Told entirely in dialogue, Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? is a crisp, revelatory, formally daring work of storytelling that reaffirms Eggers as a master craftsman of narrative.