By Anna North
Eighteen-year-old Darcy lives at the island of the United States Pacifica--one of the final locations on the earth that remains liveable, after North the US has succumbed to a moment ice age. schooling, foodstuff, and easy technique of survival are the province of a selected few, whereas nearly all of the island citizens needs to fight to stick alive. the wealthy dwell in "Manhattanville" mansions made of the final items of wooden and stone, whereas the negative cower within the shantytown slums of "Hell City" and "Little Los Angeles," locations outfitted out of heaped up trash that's slowly crumbling into the ocean. The island is governed by means of a mysterious dictator named Tyson, whose regime is suffering from fees of corruption and conspiracy.
But to Darcy, the US Pacifica is just home--the just one she's ever identified. despite their poverty she lives contentedly along with her mom, who works as a pearl diver. It's in basic terms whilst her mom doesn't come domestic one evening that Darcy starts off to benefit approximately her prior as a former "Mainlander," and her mother's function within the flight from frozen California to the United States Pacifica. Darcy embarks on a quest to discover her mom, navigating the darkish underbelly of the island, studying alongside the best way the hectic fact of Pacifica's early heritage, the far-reaching impression of its egomaniacal chief, and the potential plot to homicide a number of the island's first inhabitants--including her mom.
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There were wooden planks laid here and there as walkways. There were haphazard piles of paper cement sacks, some full, some empty. There were more open expansion joints. There were strings of bare light bulbs, turned off. Empty wheelbarrows, crushed soda cans, spools of cable, unexplained lengths of lumber, piles of crushed stone, silent concrete mixers. There was grey cement dust everywhere, as fine as talc, and the smell of damp lime. The man with the rifle walked on in the darkness until he came close to the new northeast corner.
He drove inside and thumbed the button again and the door came down after him. He shut the engine off and sat still for a moment. Then he got out of the van and walked through the mud room and on into the kitchen. He patted the dog and turned on the television. Paramedics in full body armour went in through the back of the library. Two of them stayed inside to check for injuries among the sheltering crowd. Four of them came out the front and ran crouched through the plaza and ducked behind the wall.
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