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People are starving, biogenetic adaptations are prevalent amongst the privileged, and the poor are being ground to a sharp and dangerous point. This is the future US where in the struggle for survival citizens are pushed to the breaking point as relationships start to fracture along the lines of class and race. These are stories of the leaders and the followers, the victim ...more
Paperback, 150 pages
Published November 11th 2011 by counterpoise
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Jan 30, 2012 Theresa rated it it was amazing
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r/evolution by Tenea D. Johnson

r/evolution takes place in the United States, in the future. It spans a couple of generations. The main character being Dr. Ezekiel Carter who is a genius and has found a way to make genetic alterations (reparations as he calls them) to make babies born to have supreme health and looks and even special skills.

This book touches on the social reprocussions of a work like this on many levels. Where is God in this type of work a
Feb 12, 2012 OOSA rated it it was amazing
A Different World…

“R/evolution” by Tenea D. Johnson is a powerful and influential novel that empowers the African American community to not forget but focus ahead for our futures! This novel paints descriptive and vivid scenes for readers of the tough times in our past history. If you want to boggle your brain and gain a new level of thinking…read this novel. I have three last words to describe this novel: atypical, fierce, and conversant!

Author Tenea D. Johnson provides a quality novel to read
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Jul 06, 2012 Jenny Miller rated it really liked it
Dystopian future-fic is not usually in my pile, but I bought this at the author's release party in St. Petersburg and took it on a pleasure trip. For all the big ideas and memorable characters within, it could have been fleshed out into a fat book, or even a trilogy. I had to reach way back in my memory to The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant (which shows how far removed I am from things fantastical) for an idea of how epic I feel like it might've been. Maybe it IS the first book in a series? As it ...more
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May 29, 2012 Elisabeth Rose rated it it was amazing
This collection of vivid, fast-paced stories interwoven across generations kept me jumping and guessing all the way to the lyrical end. I loved the road trip with Thelma and her three sons! I won't forget this book any time soon.
Feb 01, 2012 Alekaphoneix rated it it was amazing
This book was a mixture of intricate stories. All were beautifully explored, yet they left you with suspense and speculation. The last chapter was a truly eloquent and magnificent exit. I'm still savoring it.
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The story just moves. Scary, sexy, enthralling.
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