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PILLS AND STARSHIPS 
"Fascinating and thought provoking "Pills and Starships" is a chilling look at an ecologically damaged future where big business and the government have not only seized control of the surviving population through drugs, but have taken charge of death itself. Lydia Millet has raised questions that will resonate with readers for years to come."
--Joelle Charbonneau, author of "The Testing"
"One of the most acclaimed novelists of her generation."
--"Los Angeles Times"
In this richly imagined dystopic future brought by global warming, mass human migrations are constant, water and food are scarce, new babies are illegal, and the disintegrating society is run by corporates who feed the people a steady diet of "pharma" to keep them happy. Usually, seventeen-year-old Nat doesn't let it get her down too much: this, after all, is the life she's used to.
But now her family--her parents and her hacker brother Sam--have come to Hawaii for their parents' Final Week. The few Americans who still live well also live long--so long that older adults bow out not by natural means but by buying death contracts.
Counting down the days till her parents are scheduled to die, Nat keeps a record of everything her family does in the company-supplied diary that came in the hotel's care package. When Sam rebels against the corporates his parents have hired to handle their last days, Nat has to choose a side.
|Number of Pages:||283|
|Publisher:||Consortium Book Sales & Dist|
|Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H):||5.25 x 8.25 x 1.00 Inches|
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