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Written in English

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  • Missing persons,
  • Fiction,
  • Islands

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Jack Felter, a history teacher, returns home to bucolic Franklin Mills, Ohio, to care for his father, a retired pilot who suffers from dementia and is quickly losing his memory. Jack would love to forget about Franklin Mills, and about Sam, the girl he fell in love with, who ran off with his best friend, Tony. Except Tony has gone missing. Soon Jack is pulled into the search for Tony, but the only one who seems to know anything is Tony"s last patient, a paranoid boy named Cole. Jack must team up with Cole to follow Tony"s trail-and maybe save the world. Their journey will lead them to Manhattan and secret facilities buried under the Catskills, and eventually to a forgotten island in the Pacific-the final destination of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. When Jack learns the details about the program known as the Great Forgetting, he"s faced with the timeless question: Is it better to forget our greatest mistake or to remember, so it"s never repeated?

Edition Notes

StatementJames Renner
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3618.E5769 G74 2015
The Physical Object
Pagination342 pages
Number of Pages342
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27193098M
ISBN 100374298793
ISBN 109780374298791
LC Control Number2015010247
OCLC/WorldCa905600298

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  The Forgetting ensures racial categories have no meaning, but characters do display differences in skin and hair color (Nadia is blonde with light eyes). A well-crafted fable for our time: as we focus on filling the plate in front of us, we risk forgetting where it came from, what it cost, and what that means. (Science fiction)Author: Sharon Cameron.   Great Books You Might Have Missed That Are Well Worth The Time To Read Ten Great Forgotten Books. Richard that was sternly eluding my grasp when I started coming across books read long ago Author: Richard Finger. Download free eBooks of classic literature, books and novels at Planet eBook. Subscribe to our free eBooks blog and email newsletter. The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald. This book was published in Australia and is out of copyright there. Be sure to check the copyright laws for your country before downloading, reading or sharing this Size: KB.   It’s a bit circular but I cannot recall forgetting another novel entirely—both the contents of the book and the act of reading it. Others may be Author: Ian Crouch.

  Jack soon learns about the Great Forgetting, a vast conspiracy that conceals the true events of World War II, contradicting everything he knows about history, science, the government and even time itself. The Great Forgetting explores humanity’s desperation to forget the worst things that happen to us and the worst things we do to each other. It never loses . The Great Forgetting. The "Great Forgetting" is the term B uses to describe an occurrence during the formative millennia of our civilization. What was forgotten is that there was a time when people lived without civilization and were sustained primarily by hunting and gathering rather than by large-scale animal husbandry and : Daniel Quinn. “The Great Forgetting is blasphemous, riveting, insane, and glorious.”—Andy Howell (Copernicus), Ain’t It Cool News “Renner is skilled at constructing intricate puzzles in his the author makes the most outlandish conspiracies plausible not only to his protagonist but to readers as plot might be over the top, but it’s a fun ride.”—Author: James Renner. Cole draws Jack into a mysterious world of alternate histories centered on the Great Forgetting, where, for example, the Allies lost World War II, and time is reset every so often because larger malevolent forces control our collective minds.