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- Print Length: 194 pages
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- Publisher: Beaten Track Publishing (May 28, 2015)
- Publication Date: May 28, 2015
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00X0Y9DWY
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Where countries work together for the good of humankind as opposed to their own gains. One can only hope. Great book, Hans!
I didn't bat a lash when Bongani fell to an untimely death, because I loved Willlem and his character from the moment "we met", and it came as no surprise Willem was the scapegoat to murder. Sentenced to what equated to "death" by being exiled from the mountain to perish in a radioactive world with a trial that never would have been in Willem's favor, he is sent out to perish.
Beautifully, the nuclear fallout was no longer an issue and Willem thrived, exploring a new world where technology is verboten, and meeting people who knew love, relationships, and family. He also tasted new foods and finds love with Hery, someone who needs love just as desperately. As with everything Hans writes, there were tears, there was laughter, and definitely many incidences of "the feels."
I applaud Hirschi for going out of his normal zone to venture into science fiction, because he did so magnificently. Buy the book, and if you're a sap like me, read with a box of tissues for happy and sad moments.
Ultimately there is hope for humanity, and it was lovely to read something POST dystopian rather than the typical grim futuristic worlds of Dystopian anguish. 5 stars easily.
Disclosure: I purchased a copy of the novel at an author event, and I'm disclosing this thanks to the FTC. I have the receipt if they need it, too.
What if humans finally push earth to the point of no return? What if earth was left inhabital for generations? Williem and his tribe live in such conditions underground. In this twist of fate roles are reverse and white people are no longer in charge and are now minorities. Williem is smart and kind but an injustice has him sent to an almost certain death sentence.
Hery is a deaf young man who works aboard a fishing vessel. His grandfather is the leader of a tribe William has no idea existed. Williem and Hery meet by chance and strong feelings are felt almost immediately but fate and obligations tears these two apart. It's uncertain if love is in the cards for these two. This story for me almost felt like looking into our feature as a human raise which was filled with gloom and doom. But this story teaches us that humans can learn from there past mistakes and hope is never lost. I highly recommend you read this story you might just come away with a different view of humanity.
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