The Other Side of the Island (Paperback)

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Born in the eighth year of Enclosure, ten-year-old Honor lives in a highly regulated colony with her defiant parents, but when they have an illegal second child and are taken away, it is up to Honor and her friend Helix, another "Unpredictable," to uncover a terrible secret about their Island and the Corporation that runs everything.


Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9781595141965
SKU 210917901
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1595141960
Release Date 5/14/2009
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.5L x 1T
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Allegra Goodman
Goodman achieved success remarkably early in her life. Her first story was published in Commentary when she was a freshman at Harvard, and the year she graduated her first story collection came out, after which her books began to appear in regular succession; and KATERSKILL FALLS became a best-seller in 1998, when Goodman was barely 30. Goodman was raised in Hawaii in a small and conservative Jewish community; her mother, a geneticist, taught at the University of Hawaii where Goodman's father was a philosophy professor. She has a Ph.D. from Stanford and is also the mother of two sons. In 1999, she was granted a $30,000 Whiting Foundation Writer's Award.
"Allegra Goodman develops her world with deft strokes, bringing together the linguistic traditions of the dystopian novel with those of classic post-disaster stories...."
"Goodman has written a bracing, exhilarating novel that manages to be both subversive and optimistic."
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Annotation Allegra Goodman's THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ISLAND is a dystopian young adult novel set in a future world decimated by global warming--floods have reduced the world to a series of islands--and run by a censorious and authoritarian government with a sunny environmental face, The Earth Mother Corporation. Honor Greenspoon, the novel's 10-year-old protagonist, does her best to live by the rules and creeds of the Earth Mother, but after she witnesses zombie-like slaves clearing away debris after a storm she begins to understand the darker side of her post-apocalyptic society. In her first foray into YA writing, Goodman, a National Book Award finalist, expertly creates both a compelling coming-of-age story and a clever and devilish tale of ethics and weather gone awry.
Editors Note r a terrible secret about their Island and the Corporation that runs everything.
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