But Not for Long (Paperback)
Picador USA, 9780312655310, 325pp.
Publication Date: September 28, 2010
December 2009 Indie Next List
— Melissa Olm, The Reader's Loft, Green Bay, WI
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Greta has left her old life behind and moved into a sustainable foods co-op in Madison, Wisconsin. Just as she begins to settle in with her two housemates, the husband she left behind appears on their porch, drunk. His arrival begins a dark three-day period during which all three residents of the house will have to reckon with a disquietude lurking under the surface of their little society. A series of summer blackouts, gas shortages, and an ominous disappearance will force them all out into a larger world that seems everywhere on the verge of crisis.
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Praise For But Not for Long…
"A stirring meditation on modern angst and the meaning of selflessness."--Joanna Powell, People
"What if the apocalypse comes gently, this memorable book asks, not with a bang or a blaze but with the silence of refrigerators no longer buzzing and the 'fuzzy dandelions of candlelight floating past the curtains'?"--Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow, The New York Times Book Review
"Wildgen is great at catching the moments of connection and conflict between people. . . .Her characters are touching and believable, her place descriptions vivid."--Emily Carter, Star-Tribune (Minneapolis)
"A sensitively conceived and crafted novel."--Barbara Fisher, The Boston Globe