Alexandra Duncan to Read From Salvage


Arts & Entertainment
City Lights Bookstore
3 E Jackson St. Sylva, NC 28779
City Lights Bookstore
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May 31, 2014
6:30 PM

Asheville YA author will read from her new book, Salvage on Saturday, May 31st at 6:30 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore. Salvage is a thrilling, surprising, and thought-provoking debut novel that will appeal to fans of Across the Universe by Beth Revis, and The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. This is literary science fiction with a feminist twist, and it explores themes of choice, agency, rebellion, and family. Ava, a teenage girl living aboard the male-dominated, conservative deep space merchant ship Parastrata, faces betrayal, banishment, and death. Taking her fate into her own hands, she flees to the Gyre, a floating continent of garbage and scrap in the Pacific Ocean. This is a sweeping and harrowing novel about a girl who can't read or write or even withstand the forces of gravity. What choices will she make? How will she build a future on an earth ravaged by climate change?