139th out of 182 books — 469 voters
by Paul Beatty
Not far in the future, Francesca is an apprentice in the idyllic, agrarian community of Heron Fleet. She loves her impetuous partner Anya and the community acts as mother and father to her, as its founders intended. But outside Heron Fleet, the world is violent.
Paperback, 272 pages
Published February 1st 2013 by Troubador Publishing
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67th out of 94 books — 50 voters
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I got this because I thought it was the latest from Paul Beatty author of the amazing "Slumberland" (best book about jazz ever written) - however this is a totally different Paul Beatty - WHICH SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED!!! c'mon! don't these people have publicists/agents? They could have just removed 1 "T" from his surname - would that have been TOO MUCH TO ASK?!?! Paul Beatty had already taken the name Paul Beatty (using it since birth presumably - but using it as a writer since 1994! Say my name w...more