Landscape with Invisible Hand by M. T. Anderson audiobook

Landscape with Invisible Hand

By M. T. Anderson
Read by M. T. Anderson

Candlewick on Brilliance Audio 9780763687892
3.24 Hours Unabridged
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National Book Award winner M. T. Anderson returns to future Earth in a sharply wrought satire of art and truth in the midst of colonization. When the vuvv first landed, it came as a surprise to aspiring artist Adam and the rest of planet Earth—but not necessarily an unwelcome one. Can it really be called an invasion when the vuvv generously offered free advanced technology and cures for every illness imaginable? As it turns out, yes. With his parents’ jobs replaced by alien tech and no money for food, clean water, or the vuvv’s miraculous medicine, Adam and his girlfriend, Chloe, have to get creative to survive. And since the vuvv crave anything they deem classic Earth culture (doo-wop music, still life paintings of fruit, true love), recording 1950s-style dates for the vuvv to watch in a pay-per-minute format seems like a brilliant idea. But it’s hard for Adam and Chloe to sell true love when they hate each other more with every passing episode. Soon enough, Adam must decide how far he’s willing to go—and what he’s willing to sacrifice—to give the vuvv what they want.

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AudioFile Earphones Award Winner

A BookRiot Pick of Books to Read If You Miss Doctor Who

National Book Award winner M. T. Anderson returns to future Earth in a sharply wrought satire of art and truth in the midst of colonization.

When the vuvv first landed, it came as a surprise to aspiring artist Adam and the rest of planet Earth—but not necessarily an unwelcome one. Can it really be called an invasion when the vuvv generously offered free advanced technology and cures for every illness imaginable? As it turns out, yes. With his parents’ jobs replaced by alien tech and no money for food, clean water, or the vuvv’s miraculous medicine, Adam and his girlfriend, Chloe, have to get creative to survive. And since the vuvv crave anything they deem classic Earth culture (doo-wop music, still life paintings of fruit, true love), recording 1950s-style dates for the vuvv to watch in a pay-per-minute format seems like a brilliant idea. But it’s hard for Adam and Chloe to sell true love when they hate each other more with every passing episode. Soon enough, Adam must decide how far he’s willing to go—and what he’s willing to sacrifice—to give the vuvv what they want.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“M. T. Anderson’s narration shows deep knowledge of his invented world…Anderson provides plenty of vocal variety for a compelling story that dramatizes the social injustice of wealth disparity. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Anderson’s vision of alien invaders is captivating.” Entertainment Weekly
“Remind[s] me of what it’s like to be young, living in a world that seems both simple and incomprehensible.” New York Times
“The main character, Adam, is a young artist dealing with relationships, advanced technology, and poverty. It all starts to go wrong when aliens obsessed with the 1950s invade Earth. Are you thinking of Rose Tyler in a pink poodle dress yet? Also, I want to wallpaper my apartment with the cover art.” BookRiot
“An elegant, biting, and hilarious social satire that will appeal to dissatisfied, worried readers of all ages.” Booklist (starred review)
“In short vignettes titled as if they are pieces of fine art, the bleakness of this new reality is expertly rendered…[and] resplendent with Anderson’s trademark dry, sarcastic wit.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“This sharp, compelling, slim volume packs a punch. Anderson’s vivid world could be a mirror for many American communities today…Despite the heavy subject material and pervading sense of doom, the book ends on a hopeful note, making this a solid choice for a variety of readers…[and] libraries serving teens.” School Library Journal (starred review)

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Author Bio: M. T. Anderson

Author Bio: M. T. Anderson

M. T. Anderson is the critically acclaimed author of many picture books and novels, including Feed, which was a National Book Award finalist, and The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing,,Traitor to the Nation, Volume 1: The Pox Party, which won a National Book Award and was a Michael L. Printz Honor Book.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 3.24
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English