Brexit, Trump, What’s Next?
Join us for a reading and discussion of John Feffer’s new novel, Splinterlands!
Thursday February 16, 2017, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Orozco Room, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall
The New School
66 W 12th Street Room A712
The author will be joined in discussion by Jeffrey Goldfarb, Michael E. Geller Professor of Sociology at the New School for Social Research, and William D. Hartung of the Center for International Policy
The event is co-sponsored by the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies, the Center for International Policy, the World Policy Institute, and Public Seminar.
About the novel:
Splinterlands is a new dystopian novel that looks backward from the year 2050 at what went wrong. How did the world – and one man’s family – fall apart? From Brexit to Hurricane Donald to tommorow’s headlines, Splinterlands describes a fictional future that is fast becoming fact.
“A chilling, thoughtful, and intuitive warning,” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Feffer’s book is a wild ride through a bleak future, casting a harsh, thought-provoking light on that future’s modern-day roots.”
—Foreword Reviews (five stars)
“John Feffer is our 21st-century Jack London.”
Mike Davis, author, City of Quartz
“Splinterlands paints a startling portrait of a post-apocalyptic tomorrow that is fast becoming a reality today. Fast-paced, yet strangely haunting…”
Barbara Ehrenreich, author, Nickle and Dimed
“A chilling portrayal of where the politics of division could take us. Now I only hope he writes the sequel to tell us how to avoid it!” Naomi Oreskes, co-author, The Collapse of Western Civilization