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From the bestselling author ofWeetzie Bat comes a stunning reimagining of Homer's Odyssey, exploring love, queerness, and the devastation of the environment, set in post-apocalyptic Los Angeles.
"Blocks trademark magical realism works. . . . Theres something encouraging about seeing four queer kids on an epic journey across the post-apocalyptic American Southwest." Kirkus Reviews
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'sOdyssey. 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, eco-fiction, and dystopic disaster.
Praise forLove in the Time of Global Warming:
A Top Ten ALA Rainbow Project Book
"[A] compelling apocalyptic survival story with four LGBTQ teens." Common Sense Media
"Francesca Lia Block is the imaginative bestselling author ofWeetzie Bat; she brings a radiant, illuminating world of death, destruction and adventure in her novelLove in the Time of Global Warming. . . . Block will make you see, smell, hear, taste and feel Pens story, and she will surely wisk you away into an inspiring, fantastical, Dali-esque dream world that you will never forget." Teenreads
"Francesca Lia Block has made a trademark of twining myth and reality so snugly its difficult to figure out where one ends and the other begins. . . . This is a fine adventure story. . . . Youll be thinking about it for days afterward." Bookpage
"Told in Blocks distinctive whimsical style,Love in the Time of Global Warming stands out as a uniquely poignant allegory of self-acceptance. . . . The camaraderie between these four queer teens searching for a home together amid the rubble is palpable." TOR.com
Young Adult : Age (years) from 14 - 18 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic
- ISBN: 9781250044426