This novel is a series of 9 vignettes, set a different stages of the unnamed protagonists life. It begins the the night before millenium, and continues through his adolescence, his relationship with a complicated woman called Margo and the various occupations he holds as part of the different regimes struggling for power in a new world.
Its a well imagined work of art, and the main character is both complex, damaged, selfish, spoiled and still holds a hint of humanity.
Less morally clear but just as important a novel as The Road, this will find a lot of fans amongst discerning readers. The different shards of the broken future ring powerfully true and are imgined with clear insight and devastating sureness.