Lighthouse Island

Lighthouse Island

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In a world where animals are nearly all gone and drought has taken over, an orphan embarks on a dangerous journey to Lighthouse Island, a vacation spot in the Pacific Northwest, during which she meets a mapmaker and demolition expert who changes the course of her life. 50,000 first printing.

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Paulette Jiles, the bestselling author of the highly praised novels The Color of Lightning, Stormy Weather, and Enemy Women, pushes into new territory with Lighthouse Island—a captivating and atmospheric story set in the far future—a literary dystopian tale resonant with love and hope.

In the coming centuries the world's population has exploded. The earth is crowded with cities, animals are nearly all extinct, and drought is so widespread that water is rationed. There are no maps, no borders, no numbered years, and no freedom, except for an elite few.
 
It is a harsh world for an orphan like Nadia Stepan. Growing up, she dreams of a green vacation spot called Lighthouse Island, in a place called the Pacific Northwest.

When an opportunity for escape arises, Nadia embarks on a dangerous and sometimes comic adventure. Along the way she meets a man who changes the course of her life: James Orotov, a mapmaker and demolition expert. Together, they evade arrest and head north toward a place of wild beauty that lies beyond the megapolis—Lighthouse Island.



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& Taylor

In a future world where animals are nearly all gone and drought has taken over, an orphan embarks on a dangerous journey to Lighthouse Island, a vacation spot in the Pacific Northwest, during which she meets a man who changes the course of her life.

Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, 2013
Edition: First Edition
ISBN: 9780062232502
Branch Call Number: FICTION JILES 2013
Characteristics: 392 pages cm

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LadyDi52
Apr 30, 2017

Wow! as good as 1984, Handmaid's Tale, Farenheit 451 or any or those dystopic future-fiction books we studied in school

ChristchurchLib Nov 18, 2013

"The U.S. is drought-ravaged, overpopulated, relentlessly urban, and intellectually stifled. In a world where animals are a rarity and water is strictly rationed by a totalitarian government, Nadia Stepan's only pleasure is dreaming of Lighthouse Island, a most-likely mythical utopia in which people are free and water is abundant. But when a workplace disaster forces her to flee, she begins a search for the island, aided by a disfigured mapmaker. The dystopian setting is reflected in the author's prose; not everyone will appreciate this dark and detailed novel, but fans of dystopian fiction won't want to miss it." Fiction A to Z November 2013 newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=700674

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