Book Spotlight: TRASHLANDS by Alison Stine

Trashlands by Alison Stine
ISBN: 9780778311270 (hardcover)
ISBN: 9780369703446 (ebook)
ISBN: 9781488212550 (digital audiobook)
ISBN: 9781665104821 (audiobook on CD)
ASIN: B08QSCJ5S5 (Kindle edition)
ASIN: B092BF8FK9 (Audible audiobook)
Publisher: Harlequin|MIRA
Release Date: October 26, 2021
Genre: Fiction | Literary Fiction | Dystopian Fiction

 
 

From the author of Road Out of Winter, winner of the 2021 Philip K. Dick Award, comes a resonant, visionary novel about the power of art and the sacrifices we are willing to make for the ones we love

A few generations from now, the coastlines of the continent have been redrawn by floods and tides. Global powers have agreed to not produce any new plastics, and what is left has become valuable: garbage is currency.

In the region-wide junkyard that Appalachia has become, Coral is a “plucker,” pulling plastic from the rivers and woods. She’s stuck in Trashlands, a dump named for the strip club at its edge, where the local women dance for an endless loop of strangers and the club’s violent owner rules as unofficial mayor.

Amid the polluted landscape, Coral works desperately to save up enough to rescue her child from the recycling factories, where he is forced to work. In her stolen free hours, she does something that seems impossible in this place: Coral makes art.

When a reporter from a struggling city on the coast arrives in Trashlands, Coral is presented with an opportunity to change her life. But is it possible to choose a future for herself?

Told in shifting perspectives, Trashlands is a beautifully drawn and wildly imaginative tale of a parent’s journey, a story of community and humanity in a changed world.

Excerpt

Read an excerpt here.

Advance Praise

“This thought-provoking apocalypse noir fires on all cylinders.” –Publishers Weekly starred review

“A harrowing tale that is a natural extension of our current climate crisis…. Highly recommended.” –Booklist, starred review

Meet The Author

Author Alison Stine
Author Alison Stine

Alison Stine grew up in rural Ohio and now lives in Colorado. Her first novel Road Out of Winter won the 2021 Philip K. Dick Award. Recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and National Geographic, she has published in The New York Times, The Atlantic, and elsewhere.

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Author: thebookdivasreads

I'm a reader, an avid reader, or perhaps a rabid reader (at least according to my family). I enjoy reading from a variety of different genres but particularly enjoy fiction, mystery, suspense, thrillers, ChickLit, romance and classics. I also enjoy reading about numerous non-fiction subjects including aromatherapy, comparative religions, herbalism, naturopathic medicine, and tea.

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