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The new Wilderness

Cook, Diane, 1976- Book - 2020 Fiction / Cook, Diane, Adult Book / Fiction / Dystopian / Cook, Diane None on shelf 36 requests on 3 copies Community Rating: 0 out of 5

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"Bea's five-year-old daughter, Agnes, is slowly wasting away, consumed by the smog and pollution of the overdeveloped metropolis that most of the population now calls home. If they stay in the city, Agnes will die. There is only one alternative: the Wilderness State, the last swath of untouched, protected land, where people have always been forbidden. Bea, Agnes, and eighteen others volunteer to live in the Wilderness State, guinea pigs in an experiment to see if humans can exist in nature without destroying it. Living as nomadic hunter-gatherers, they slowly and painfully learn to survive in an unpredictable, dangerous land, bickering and battling for power and control as they betray and save one another. But as Agnes embraces the wild freedom of this new existence, Bea realizes that saving her daughter's life means losing her in a different way. The farther they get from civilization, the more their bond is tested in astonishing and heartbreaking ways."--Publisher's description.


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New York, NY : Harper, [2020]
Year Published: 2020
Description: 398 pages ; 24 cm
Language: English
Format: Book


Air -- Pollution -- Fiction.
Environmental quality -- Fiction.
Overpopulation -- Fiction.
Survival -- Fiction.
Dystopian fiction.