Barren Cove

Barren Cove

A Novel

Book - 2016
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In Los Angeles Times Book Prize nominee Ariel S. Winter's Barren Cove , humans are nearly extinct and robots are now the dominant life-form on Earth.

The aged robot Sapien is the recent victim of a debilitating accident. The socially acceptable thing to do in robot culture is deactivate, but Sapien is not ready to end his life. Instead he orders spare parts for himself and rents a remote beach house in order to repair and ponder why he wants to go on. While there, he becomes obsessed with his landlords, the peculiar robot family living on the rambling estate perched at the top of the cliff. He is convinced that the elusive and enigmatic Beachstone, the head of the family, holds the answers to his existential quandary. Invoking the works of the great supernatural and science fiction writers Mary Shelley, Isaac Asimov, and Philip K. Dick, Barren Cove is a gothic tale in an unusual future.
Publisher: New York :, Emily Bestler Books/Atria,, 2016
Edition: First Emily Bestler BooksAtria Books hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781476797854
Branch Call Number: FIC Wint
Characteristics: 221 pages

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danbrarian Jul 08, 2017

If you're looking for robots full of ethical dilemmas in a gothic seascape, this is the book for you!

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