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A Very Private Life by Michael Frayn
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Uncumber, a restless child, tires of the inside life where all is secure & all material and pharmacological needs are met, & escapes to join Noli, a man she has met by holovision after marking the wrong number. Thus she discovers a distant community of outside workers who speak a strange language (Finnish?). Tiring of him & this life, she tries to walk to the rocket port to fly home, but gets lost, is denied entry into any of the inside people's homes, then is captured by brigands ("sad men" — they speak French) who break into an insiders' house, murder everybody & steal the goods. “Kind Men” (police — speaking yet another language, possibly Esperanto) arrive, arrest Uncumber & one of the brigands. She is sentenced to her own house in another distant land.

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August 17, 2019 – Shelved

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