In a future where nuclear energy has replaced electricity, there is a sharp divide between those who live privileged lives fueled by this energy and those who live oppressed lives working with the energy. In this world, a young woman has to make the choice between what’s known, safe, and comfortable and the uncertain, dangerous, can’t-be-forgotten truth. Will she be loyal to her family and ancestors, or will she stand up for what she knows is right?
The lifestyles and environments of the Gentry (the haves) and the Rootless (the have-nots) are described in rich detail. While the circumstances in Landry Park are more extreme, the seemingly insurmountable gap between the haves and have-nots sounds all too familiar in today’s uncertain economy. Which brings up the uncomfortable question of what would you do if you had to choose between a secure life and justice.
This book is recommended for anyone who enjoys dystopian novels.