A diverse cast of narrators provides glimpses of a near-future Earth devastated by climate change, nuclear disaster, and disease. In this ruined world, the wealthy and privileged have fled to the stars, leaving poor Black and Latinx salvagers to gut the planet and send the spoils to the colonists in space. The narrators' interwoven voices share stories and relay letters, articles, and journal entries. The resulting mosaic highlights the humanity of those left behind and chronicles their individual experiences--an ill-fated journey to harvest cacti, a successful prison uprising on the eve of the apocalypse, an almost magical discovery of horses amid the rubble. The audio suffers a bit from uneven pacing and volume changes, but, overall, listeners will be transfixed by its spare beauty. S.A.H. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2022]
Trade Ed. Macmillan Audio 2022
DD ISBN 9781250841148 $26.99
Library Ed. Macmillan Audio 2022
DD ISBN 9781250864154 $79.99
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