Squirrels in Frankfurter Highlight

Squirrels in Frankfurter Highlight

by Rhea Rose
     
 

Fourteen year old Jing and her brother,fifteen year old Gyp Crawler, do whatever they must to survive in a place that is like "Vegas for Children." A place where enlistment-officers cruise for runaways to send off planet to labor camps. A place where the nice people in town want to buy children's glands and organs to stay young.

Jing and Gyp used to live a

Overview

Fourteen year old Jing and her brother,fifteen year old Gyp Crawler, do whatever they must to survive in a place that is like "Vegas for Children." A place where enlistment-officers cruise for runaways to send off planet to labor camps. A place where the nice people in town want to buy children's glands and organs to stay young.

Jing and Gyp used to live a good life with their mother on the moon, but their father took them for a weekend visit and abandoned them years later on Earth in a dark arcade called Squirrels in Frankfurter Highlight, a 24 hour gamblers’ haven of vidmind games. Jing must save her brother from the arcade's ogre, Base, the biker-bouncer who hunts the boy to trade him for cash to the cruit-joes who will sell him as cheap offworld labor. A bad gamble costs Gyp his consciousness; now his mind is lost and locked inside a Gamm, the arcade's gaming machines, where bleeders lurk. Gyp can only be saved by Jing, but she's never before played a game in void link.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940033177578
Publisher:
Rhea Rose
Publication date:
04/17/2012
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
359 KB

Meet the Author

Rhea is a Vancouver, BC writer known best for her short stories, but she has now moved on to novels! (Although, she continues to write stories for a break from the novel writing!)

Her very first short story "Chronos' Christmas" was nominated for the Canadian Aurora Award. Another short story, "Shadow Hunter" (a.k.a. Duty Free) was nominated for the preliminaries for the Nebula award, (as was a reprint of Chronos' Christmas). She recently completed her MFA in creative writing at UBC. She also attended SFU where she got her Communications and teaching degree. She supports her writing by teaching high school English and Art. Rhea participated in the Clarion West writers' workshop and the Kansas Writers' workshop (James Gunn and Kij Johnson) and has been writing ever since.

Many of her short stories and poetry have appeared in the Canadian Tesseracts anthologies from Edge Press. Her poetry has been nominated for the Rhysling award . She has had multiple honorable mentions for her horror stories in Ellen Datlow's Best Horror of the Year. Look for an excerpt of her first novel "The Final Catch" at Wattpad.com.

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