Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Just released (U.S.): Nation

Nation by Terry Pratchett was just released in the U.S.

Description: The sea has taken everything. Mau is the only one left after a giant wave sweeps his island village away. But when much is taken, something is returned, and somewhere in the jungle Daphne - a girl from the other side of the globe - is the sole survivor of a ship destroyed by the same wave. Together the two confront the aftermath of catastrophe. Drawn by the smoke of Mau and Daphne's sheltering fire, other refugees slowly arrive: children without parents, mothers without babies, husbands without wives - all of them hungry and all of them frightened. As Mau and Daphne struggle to keep the small band safe and fed, they defy ancestral spirits, challenge death himself, and uncover a long-hidden secret that literally turns the world upside down...
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Just so people know... Nation has been "sold" as a YA book, but for the life of me, I don't know why. Perhaps because there were young people in it.

"Nation" however is certainly appropriate for we adults. [I laughed until tears ran down my cheeks while reading it this summer at the pool.]

Religious parents should note that the author's anti-religious theme predominates.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the information, Pam. It sounds hilarious. I can't wait to read it!