Anthony Doerr's New Novel Coming in September
Anthony Doerr's new novel, Cloud Cuckoo Land, will be published on September 28 by Scribner. It is Doerr's follow-up to his 2015 Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller All the Light We Cannot See, which has sold 5.5 million copies in North America and 9.3 million copies worldwide.
The novel follows several characters across time, from the 1453 siege of Constantinople, to present day Idaho, and a futuristic space mission, who are all bound by a an ancient text that tells the story of story of Aethon, who longs to be turned into a bird so that he can fly to the paradise of Cloud Cuckoo Land.
"The world we’re handing our kids brims with challenges: climate instability, pandemics, disinformation," said Doerr. “I wanted this novel to reflect those anxieties, but also offer meaningful hope, so I tried to create a tapestry of times and places that reflects our vast interconnectedness—with other species, with each other, with the ones who lived before us, and the ones who will be here after we’re gone."