Aaron Thier’s second novel, MR ETERNITY, has been published in the United Kingdom by Bloomsbury UK. A novel of exuberance and ambition, it spans one thousand years of high-seas adventure, environmental and cultural catastrophe, and enduring love.
It all starts in Key West, 2016. Sea levels are rising, coral reefs are dying. In short, everything is going to hell. It’s here that two young filmmakers find something to believe in: an old sailor who calls himself Daniel Defoe and claims to be five hundred and sixty years old. In fact, old Dan is in the prime of his life. The story unfolds over the course of a millennium, picking up in the sixteenth century in the Viceroyalty of New Granada and continuing into the twenty-sixth, where, in the future Democratic Federation of Mississippi States, Dan serves as an advisor to the King of St. Louis. Some things remain constant throughout the centuries, and being on the edge of ruin may be one. An ingenious, hilarious, and genre-bending page-turner, Mr. Eternity is multiple novels in one. Together they form an uncommon work — about our changing planet and its remarkable continuities.
Aaron Thier’s first novel, THE GHOST APPLE (“Antic, darkly funny, and – like all the best satire – deadly serious beneath its surface…” – Andrea Barrett) was published by Bloomsbury in 2014.