What is the purpose of life?
If you could send a message to the future what would it be?
Why do you deserve, not desire, to live forever?
Acclaimed author Chris Adrian (The Children’s Hospital, The Great Night) joins the award-winning creators of The Silent History – Eli Horowitz and Russell Quinn to create an innovative digital novel about memory, grief and love.
The New World is the story of a marriage. Dr. Jane Cotton is a pediatric surgeon: her husband, Jim, is a humanist chaplain. They are about to celebrate their eighth wedding anniversary when Jim suddenly collapses and dies. When Jane arrives at the hospital she is horrified to find that her husband’s head has been removed from his body. Only then does she discover that he has secretly enrolled with a shadowy cryogenics company called Polaris.
Furious and grieving, Jane fights to reclaim Jim from Polaris. Revived, in the future, Jim learns he must sacrifice every memory of Jane if he wants to stay alive in the new world. Separated by centuries, each of them is challenged to choose between love and fear, intimacy and solitude, life and grief, and each will find an answer to the challenge that is surprising, harrowing, and ultimately beautiful.
About The Authors
CHRIS ADRIAN was named one of the New Yorker’s “20 Under 40.” He is the author of three novels, The Great Night, Gob’s Grief, The Children’s Hospital, and a collection of stories, A Better Angel. He lives in New York City where he works as a pediatric oncologist.
ELI HOROWITZ is the cocreator of The Silent History and one-third of Ying Horowitz & Quinn. Previously, he was the managing editor and then publisher of McSweeney’s. He is the coauthor of The Clock Without a Face and Everything You Know Is Pong. He lives in San Francisco.