|Award-winning author Thompson has crafted a brilliant page-turner in which readers will ultimately discover the secrets of a societys origins and the truth about what really happened in a genetic lab called Fourth World.|
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After being exiled from her cat community during a violent outbreak, Nessa is forced to live in the world alone, but when she encounters a dog named Farral who has been exiled from his world, the two work together to uncover the truth about the genetic lab of Fourth World and come to discover they have more in common than they ever thought possible.
All Nessa knew was that Cats and Dogs were different. |Always had been. Always would be.| |Generations in the future, our world has been changed irrevocably by an unspeakable disaster. In this bleak landscape a cat named Nessa has been exiled from her community during a violent outbreak with a group of Dogs. But when Nessa meets a fellow exile, a Dog named Farral, these unlikely companions set off to uncover the truth about their ancestry. Could Cats and Dogs have more in common than they have been taught to believe? Award-winning author Kate Thompson has crafted a brilliant page-turner in which readers will ultimately discover the secrets of a society’s origins and the truth about what really happened in a genetic lab called Fourth World.
"Blending weighty science fiction themes like genetic engineering and the future of human evolution with equally thought-provoking allegorical fable, the novel intertwines two storylines...Few conclusions wield the impact of this one; when the storylines finally connect, SF fans will be blown away." 11/26/2007 "Christie's measured narration contrasts with the raw emotionality of Nessa and Farral's quest for peace, maintaining the balance of scientific dispassion and powerful ethical exploration that has marked the series as a whole." 2/1/2008