by Maia Sepp


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It's 2020, and there's an environmental crisis brewing in the Greenland ice sheet that's a threat to everyone on the planet. But California girl Camilla Brightly is an expat just trying to make a buck at her offbeat PR firm. Their latest project? Everyone on staff has to get their "domestic helpmates" --anything from dishwashers to disco balls--networked via a client's "smart" home automation system. Camille doesn't want Big Brother knowing that the only thing in her freezer is the makings for a vodka smoothie, but that's not the worst of her problems.

A hacker intent on taking down her firm stumbles across a secret Camilla didn't even know she was keeping, and her refrigerator turns out to be so smart it's figured out how to stalk her. Global warming has reached a tipping point--and so has Camilla. She can't stop the impending apocalypse but can she save herself?

With the help of an adorably nerdy co-worker, Camilla sets out to untangle herself from her less-than-harmonious home, foil a blackmailer, and face down an ecological disaster that might change life as she knows it forever. "Wake"--the prequel to "An Etiquette Guide to the End Times"--is a novel of climate change, unruly appliances, and finding a place to belong.

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ISBN-13: 9781511841757
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/20/2015
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.53(d)

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Wake 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
   A fantastically funny, yet horrifyingly realistic prequel to Maia Sepp's apocalyptic novella, An Etiquette Guide to the End Times! In Wake, Sepp gives us a tale that rings true; we are currently living in a climate of climate change, and life as we know it could cease at any given moment. But would any of us be able to cope as well as our heroine, Camilla Brightly? And is no one else terrified of Morty, the omniscient, talking fridge???