Hailed as “remarkable” by the New Yorker, Emporium earned Adam Johnson comparisons to Kurt Vonnegut and T. C. Boyle. Now, in Parasites Like Us, he takes us on an enthralling journey through memory, time, and the cost of mankind's quest for his own past.
Anthropologist Hank Hannah has just illegally exhumed an ancient American burial site and winds up in jail. But the law will soon be the least of his worries. For, buried beside the bones, a timeless menace awaits that will set the modern world back twelve thousand years and send Hannah on a quest to save that which is dearest to him. A brilliantly evocative and haunting cautionary adventure, Parasites Like Us will earn Johnson an immense audience of devoted fans.
...great ingenuity and bravado...Parasites Like Us is an artifact of real ambition and originality...it's got brilliance to burn.