By Sandra Newman
A post-apocalyptic literary epic within the culture of The Handmaid's story, Divergent and Cloud Atlas, and a breakout ebook in North the United States for a author of infrequent and unconventional expertise.
From dad or mum First e-book Award finalist Sandra Newman comes an bold and outstanding novel of a destiny during which bands of youngsters and youths live on at the detritus--physical and cultural--of a collapsed the United States. whilst her brother is struck down by means of Posies--a contagion that has killed each person via their past due teenagers for generations--fifteen-year-old Ice Cream megastar pursues the hearsay of a healing and units out on a quest to save lots of him, her tribe and what's left in their destiny. alongside the way in which she faces damaged hearts and relatives tragedy, mortal chance and all-out war--and a lot starting to be up for the woman who can have led herself and everybody she likes to their doom.
“What an remarkable achievement… I can’t consider whilst I final learn anything so unique or refined or emotionally attractive or so breathtakingly ambitious.” (Kate Atkinson, writer of lifestyles After Life)
“A richly exact dystopian epic… This suspenseful, provocative story is The starvation video games meets Lord of the Flies and The strolling useless, in simple terms a lot, a lot better.” (Booklist (starred review))
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Said Khashdrahr. “Oh. From taxes on the machines, and taxes on personal incomes. ” Doctor Halyard, a dutiful man with a bad conscience about the size of his expense accounts, went on explaining America, though he knew very little was getting through. He told the Shah that advances had been most profound in purely industrial communities, where the bulk of the population—as in Ilium—had made its living tending machines in one way or another. In New York City, for instance, there were many skills difficult or uneconomical to mechanize, and the advances hadn’t liberated as high a percentage of people from production.
Paul worked his way through the crowd, which was continuous with the clientele of the saloon, and got to within one rank of the bar. His back was against an old player piano. No one seemed to have recognized him. It would have been surprising if someone had, for, in line with policy, he kept pretty much to his own side of the river and never permitted his name or picture to appear in the Ilium Star-Tribune. Around the bar were old men, pensioners, too old for the Army or the Reeks and Wrecks. Each had before him a headless beer in a glass whose rim was opaqued by hours of slow, thoughtful sipping.
Not slaves,” said Halyard, chuckling patronizingly. “Citizens, employed by government. They have same rights as other citizens—free speech, freedom of worship, the right to vote. ” said the Shah, after Khashdrahr had translated. ” “Aha! ’ ” said Khashdrahr. “Oh. From taxes on the machines, and taxes on personal incomes. ” Doctor Halyard, a dutiful man with a bad conscience about the size of his expense accounts, went on explaining America, though he knew very little was getting through. He told the Shah that advances had been most profound in purely industrial communities, where the bulk of the population—as in Ilium—had made its living tending machines in one way or another.