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Publisher Description

Is this what's in store?

June 12, 2030 started out like any other day in memory—and by then, memories were long. Since cancer had been cured fifteen years before, America's population was aging rapidly. That sounds like good news, but consider this: millions of baby boomers, with a big natural predator picked off, were sucking dry benefits and resources that were never meant to hold them into their eighties and beyond. Young people around the country simmered with resentment toward "the olds" and anger at the treadmill they could never get off of just to maintain their parents' entitlement programs.
But on that June 12th, everything changed: a massive earthquake devastated Los Angeles, and the government, always teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, was unable to respond.
The fallout from the earthquake sets in motion a sweeping novel of ideas that pits national hope for the future against assurances from the past and is peopled by a memorable cast of refugees and billionaires, presidents and revolutionaries, all struggling to find their way. In 2030, Albert Brooks' all-too-believable, dystopian imagining of where today's challenges could lead us tomorrow makes gripping and thought-provoking reading.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2011
May 10
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
384
Pages
PUBLISHER
St. Martin's Publishing Group
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
1.1
MB

Customer Reviews

DontBlowSmoke ,

Interesting premise

Seems to be coming to fruition more each day. Especially with the Obama health care plan! No service & no medicine for Seniors.

Elimilech ,

Interesting

Plot reminds me of an old Navajo myth: when the monster slayers were killing all the monsters, they decided to leave death alone so that there would be room for new people in the world.

jackieor31 ,

Awesome book

Great book. Albert Brooks needs to keep writing. Great story makes you think that it's possible that it could happened, won't spoil it. Just read it

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