By Jack Womack
Lola Hart is a standard twelve-year-old woman. She comes from a comfy family members, attends an particular deepest university, loves her pals Lori and Katherine, teases her sister Boob. yet within the more and more urban the place she lives (a near-future big apple) she is a death breed. Riots, hearth, TB outbreaks, roaming gangs, and civil unrest threaten her lifestyle, in addition to the very cloth of latest York urban. In her diary, Lola chronicles the adjustments she and her family members make as they try and comply with a urban, and a rustic, that's spinning out of control.
Her mom is a instructor, yet nobody is hiring. Her father is a author, yet not anyone is procuring his scripts. Hounded via collectors and compelled to vacate their condominium and circulate to Harlem, her relatives, and her lifestyles, starts to dissolve. more and more estranged from her privileged college neighbors, Lola quickly makes new ones: Iz, Jude, and Weezie--wise veterans of the road.
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We're rushed as hell, but I like it. I've been coming to the office an hour earlier than usual, but she beats me to it. She's always there first. . What? . I don't know what she does at night. Nothing much, I guess. . No, she never goes out with anyone. She sits at home, mostly, and listens to music. She plays records. . What do you care, which records? Richard Halley. She loves the music of Richard Halley. " CHAPTER IV THE IMMOVABLE MOVERS Motive power—thought Dagny, looking up at the Taggart Building in the twilight—was its first need; motive power, to keep that building standing; movement, to keep it immovable.
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