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The B&N YA Podcast: Neal and Jarrod Shusterman

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Neal Shusterman deals in dark fictional visions—but he never forgets to give readers a reason to hope. His Unwind dystology centered on a dystopia in which children can be retroactively aborted, or “unwound,” and harvested for their organs. In his ongoing Scythe series, death by disease or accident have been rendered obsolete, and mortality is in the hands of an elite group of professional killers known as scythes. He won the 2015 National Book Award for Challenger Deep, in which a young man’s descent into mental illness is rendered as a surreal sea journey into the depths of the Marianas Trench. Now, in his latest novel, Dry, Neal has paired up with son Jarrod Shusterman to tell the story of a California drought turned deadly. The two of them joined us to talk about water zombies, what to do when a great idea comes to you when you’re driving, and why great writing is best done on a boat.

Dry

Dry

Hardcover $19.99

Dry

Neal Shusterman , Jarrod Shusterman

Hardcover $19.99

When the California drought escalates to catastrophic proportions, one teen is forced to make life and death decisions for her family in Dry, a harrowing story of survival from New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman.
The drought—or the Tap-Out, as everyone calls it—has been going on for a while now. Everyone’s lives have become an endless list of don’ts: don’t water the lawn, don’t fill up your pool, don’t take long showers.
Until the taps run dry.
Suddenly, Alyssa’s quiet suburban street spirals into a warzone of desperation; neighbors and families turned against each other on the hunt for water. And when her parents don’t return and her life—and the life of her brother—is threatened, Alyssa has to make impossible choices if she’s going to survive.
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When the California drought escalates to catastrophic proportions, one teen is forced to make life and death decisions for her family in Dry, a harrowing story of survival from New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman.
The drought—or the Tap-Out, as everyone calls it—has been going on for a while now. Everyone’s lives have become an endless list of don’ts: don’t water the lawn, don’t fill up your pool, don’t take long showers.
Until the taps run dry.
Suddenly, Alyssa’s quiet suburban street spirals into a warzone of desperation; neighbors and families turned against each other on the hunt for water. And when her parents don’t return and her life—and the life of her brother—is threatened, Alyssa has to make impossible choices if she’s going to survive.
Explore books by Neal Shusterman.
Like this podcast? Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher to listen to a new conversation every other week.