By Anna North
Eighteen-year-old Darcy lives at the island of the US Pacifica--one of the final areas in the world that remains liveable, after North the USA has succumbed to a moment ice age. schooling, meals, and easy technique of survival are the province of a selected few, whereas the vast majority of the island citizens needs to fight to stick alive. the wealthy dwell in "Manhattanville" mansions made of the final items of wooden and stone, whereas the terrible cower within the shantytown slums of "Hell City" and "Little Los Angeles," locations equipped out of heaped up trash that's slowly crumbling into the ocean. The island is governed through a mysterious dictator named Tyson, whose regime is laid low with fees of corruption and conspiracy.
But to Darcy, the USA Pacifica is just home--the just one she's ever identified. even with their poverty she lives contentedly along with her mom, who works as a pearl diver. It's merely whilst her mom doesn't come domestic one evening that Darcy starts to benefit approximately her previous as a former "Mainlander," and her mother's function within the flight from frozen California to the United States Pacifica. Darcy embarks on a quest to discover her mom, navigating the darkish underbelly of the island, studying alongside the best way the tense fact of Pacifica's early background, the far-reaching impression of its egomaniacal chief, and the prospective plot to homicide a number of the island's first inhabitants--including her mom.
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When he came out the horses were tied to a picnic table under some trees and Rawlins was in the cafe drinking coffee. He slid into the booth. You ordered? he said. Waitin on you. The proprietor came over with another cup of coffee. What’ll you boys have? he said. Go ahead, said Rawlins. He ordered three eggs with ham and beans and biscuits and Rawlins ordered the same with a sideorder of hotcakes and syrup. You better load up good. You watch me, said Rawlins. They sat with their elbows propped on the table and looked out the window south across the plains to the distant mountains lying folded in their shadows under the morning sun.
He looked up. Why couldnt you lease me the ranch? Lease you the ranch. Yes. I thought I said I didnt want to discuss it. This is a new subject. No it’s not. I’d give you all the money. You could do whatever you wanted. All the money. You dont know what you’re talking about. There’s not any money. This place has barely paid expenses for twenty years. There hasnt been a white person worked here since before the war. Anyway you’re sixteen years old, you cant run a ranch. Yes I can. You’re being ridiculous.
If you had the money would you buy it? the boy said. I had the money and I didnt. You mean your backpay from the army? No. Since then. What’s the most you ever won? You dont need to know. Learn bad habits. Why dont I bring the chessboard up some afternoon? I aint got the patience to play. You got the patience to play poker. That’s different. What’s different about it? Money is what’s different about it. They sat. There’s still a lot of money in the ground out there, his father said. Number one I C Clark that come in last year was a big well.
America Pacifica by Anna North