Love in the Time of Global Warming

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/26/2014
  • Publisher: Square Fish
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From the bestselling author of Weetzie Bat comes a stunning reimagining of Homer's Odyssey set in post-apocalyptic Los Angeles

After the Earth Shaker, which all but destroyed Los Angeles, seventeen-year-old Penelope (Pen) sets out into the wasteland in search of her family, her journey guided by a tattered copy of Homer's Odyssey. Soon she begins to realize her own abilities and strength as she faces false promises of safety, the cloned giants who feast on humans, and a madman who wishes her dead. On her voyage, Pen learns to tell stories that reflect her strange visions, while she and her fellow surivors navigate the dangers that lie in wait.

In her signature lyrical style, Francesca Lia Block has created a world that is beautiful in its destruction and as frightening as it is lovely. Love in the Time of Global Warming has shades of science fiction, fantasy, and dystopic disaster.

A Top Ten ALA Rainbow Project Book

"Block’s trademark magical realism works. . . . there’s something encouraging about seeing four queer kids on an epic journey across the post-apocalyptic American Southwest." —Kirkus Reviews

Author Biography

Francesca Lia Block, winner of the prestigious Margaret A. Edwards Lifetime Achievement Award, is the author of many acclaimed and bestselling books, including Dangerous Angels: The Weetzie Bat Books, Roses and Bones: Myths, Tales and Secrets, and the adult novel The Elementals. Her work has been translated and published around the world. She lives in Los Angeles with her two children. Her most recent book is the postapocalyptic Love in the Time of Global Warming.

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