Aaron Thier’s MR. ETERNITY has been selected for the August 2016 “Indies Next” List. Indies Next, part of the Indies First collective for American independent bookstores, is a tremendous vote of approval from booksellers around the country.
Bookseller Ed Conklin from Chaucer’s Books in Santa Barbara, CA writes, “Clever, smart, and brilliantly comic as it deals with our humanity, our resilient spirit, and the tremendous challenges that demand our cooperative attention, Mr. Eternity is a delight. Who can resist the tale of a 560-year-old American man named Daniel Defoe, who has much wisdom to offer the world and its people. This genre-bending page-turner is a blast to read!” Read the full article here.
MR. ETERNITY is narrated by five different twenty-somethings around the New World at five moments in time (1560, 1750, 2013, 2200, 2500), all of whom worry about the same problems that besiege young people: loneliness, family trouble, drugs and alcohol, the feeling of not knowing what to do with their lives. Linking them is the affable, immortal Mr. Eternity—an ancient sailor called Daniel Defoe—who entangles himself in the lives of people he meets while searching across time for his lost love.
MR ETERNITY is forthcoming from Bloomsbury/US in August, Bloomsbury/UK in November, and from Citic Press in China in 2017. In the run-up to publication, it has received a starred review from Kirkus, as well as praise from Publishers Weekly and Booklist.
More information on MR. ETERNITY can be found here.