Blue Tent

Blue Tent

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by Carla Herrera
     
 

''Blue Tent ends on a particularly brutal knife twist. It’s certainly brave, and maybe much too negative for readers who like to be coddled, comforted and reassured at the end of a story, but it leaves a far bigger impression. Therefore, if you like your speculative fiction well-described and yet remarkably bleak, Blue Tent is a real, and altogether rare, gem.''… See more details below

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''Blue Tent ends on a particularly brutal knife twist. It’s certainly brave, and maybe much too negative for readers who like to be coddled, comforted and reassured at the end of a story, but it leaves a far bigger impression. Therefore, if you like your speculative fiction well-described and yet remarkably bleak, Blue Tent is a real, and altogether rare, gem.'' --Paul Wilks, The Future Fire.

In the not too distant future, The United States has become the Corporate States of America. Half the population is homeless and live in tent cities or camps.

Tele is a scavenger. One of the many roaming rag and bone population looking for something better and living off the remnants of a consumer culture. A loner, she trusts no one, for good reason.

In a new city, Tele hopes to put some of a painful past to rest. She's changed her name and her occupation and with some luck she'll disappear from the radar of corporate agents.

A type of amnesia has swept the country. Children travel in savage packs preying upon the more vulnerable population.

Oldsters fend off thieves and women are in constant fear of abuse and no one seems to know where their former lives have disappeared to.

Few will speak against a corrupt ruling body, but then someone dies from scavenged food, an idea is born and Tele ends up on the fringe of a beginning movement and in fear of being discovered again.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044728486
Publisher:
Carla Herrera
Publication date:
07/18/2012
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
0 MB

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