Atomic Anna

Grand Central

9781538734865

STARRED REVIEW

Atomic Anna

Hold on tight, as the space-time ride in Rachel Barenbaum’s second novel, Atomic Anna, is far beyond the ordinary.

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Review of ‘Atomic Anna’

In her second novel, Rachel Barenbaum (A Bend in the Stars) presents a 450-page epic spanning Philadelphia, Berlin, Moscow and the doomed nuclear reactor at Chernobyl. At times, the novel is experimental, mixing imaginative science fiction with history, family drama, romance and political intrigue in a narrative structure as complex as the…

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