"Since Tomorrow" is a novel of a world in the remaking. The combined effects of climate change, economic collapse, a world-wide pandemic and a devastating earthquake have transformed Vancouver. The population has been decimated; most trees and houses have been burned for fuel; food is self-grown or acquired by barter; there is no modern technology, no law, education, medicine or government; privation is universal.An old man called Frost remembers the "good times". Those who live on his "farm" among collapsed warehouses and the foundations of vanished houses at the edge of the city struggle to maintain human values. But when others in this makeshift world are driven only by greed and the need for power, all values must ultimately be replaced by the simple instinct for survival."Since Tomorrow" is written in clear, sensuous language. It will appeal equally to those readers with a literary taste and those looking for an absorbing story with plenty of conflict leading to an inevitable violent confrontation.
"Sex with fervent strangers, however, still seemed novel, so Gabor continued to review the troops outside the fence. There was Maria Rosário of Ponte de Lima; Catarina, who had lush lips and lost eyes; Joana; Mariana; Felisberta; Fátima, who walked on her knees and with hands clasped in prayer into his bedroom; Dulce from Guimarães; Katja from a far land, who in the light of the street lamp had stuck out her tongue, and through the tip of it there was fixed a tiny silver crucifix. Ângela was let through the gate, and Marta, and Raquel and her mother Celestina, who wore bifocals, and Susana from Angola, who was tall and strong and had breath like cinnamon."Gabor Esterhazy is "Mr. Millennium", a bright, young but troubled manual laborer who is taken under the very shady wing of a secret society. Their claim: that he is descended from Jesus Christ himself. Surely the resulting fame, power, money and adulation will bring him the peace he needs? Or will he find, too late, that he is merely a puppet, placed on a false throne to satisfy the insidious aims of those who claim to care for him?Follow Gabor Esterhazy as he goes determinedly off the rails, and his journey toward happiness becomes a dark and comic shambles of lust, deceit and mayhem.
Galahad Schwartz and the Cockroach Army
The print version of "Galahad Schwartz and the Cockroach Army" won Canada's Governor General's Award for Children's Literature. From the citation: "In this warm and graceful story, the author achieves an artful blend of the mythological and the earthly."Young Galahad was raised in the South American jungle. But when his parents disappear he goes to live with his grandfather in a North American slum, where he encounters both evil and magic. It is up to Galahad to save the city.The style of the book has been described as magic realism for children.
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