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By Alyson Miers

In 2012, the Plague caused the tip of the area. In 2130, Charlinder desires to understand why while his village starts off to struggle over the Plague’s starting place. was once it a usual occasion, or did God punish humanity for its sins?

Unwilling to attend for concerns to get any worse, and not having been greater than ten miles from domestic, he makes a decision to stroll throughout 3 continents to discover the location of the Plague’s starting place and convey the genuine tale home.

In the 2 and a part years it takes him to get there, he learns how stunning his village’s tradition turns out to outsiders whereas the settlements alongside the way in which strength him to grapple with questions of family members, faith, schooling, sexuality, hierarchy and interdependence. He survives hundreds of thousands of miles of language obstacles, starvation and catastrophe sooner than he meets Gentiola.

Nothing can have ready him for the story of insanity, ecology and fanaticism that he learns from her. His position on this planet is a query he'll ask for the 1st time.

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