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This month’s book is The Lost Book of Adana Moreau by Michael Zapata.
In 1929 in New Orleans, an immigrant named Adana Moreau writes a science fiction novel titled Lost City. It is a strange and beautiful novel, set in a near future where a sixteen-year-old girl, not unlike Adana herself, searches for a golden eternal city believed to exist somewhere on a parallel Earth. Lost City earns a modest but enthusiastic readership, and Adana begins a sequel. Then she falls gravely ill. Just before she dies, she and her son, Maxwell, destroy the only copy of the manuscript. Decades later in Chicago, Saul Drower is cleaning out his dead grandfather’s home when he discovers a mysterious manuscript by Adana Moreau. How did Saul’s grandfather come across this lost manuscript? Where is Adana Moreau’s mysterious son, Maxwell, and why did Saul’s grandfather send him the manuscript as his final act in life?