“A mythically resonant epic journey . . . a joy—witty, playful, moving, mythic, poetic.”—Literary ReviewFollowing an energy crisis in the late twentieth century, America has been abandoned. Now, a century later, a small group of European explorers returns to an unrecognizable continent populated by isolated natives and the bizarre remnants of a disintegrated culture in this surreal cross-country journey from the “terrifying and exhilarating imagination” (Guardian) of J.G. Ballard.