Award-winning author M. T. Anderson explores themes of art, truth and colonization in this sharply wrought satire of a future Earth.
From the author of dystopian tour de force Feed comes a soon-to-be literary classic that will resonate with young adults and adults alike.
When the vuvv first landed, it came as a surprise to aspiring artist Adam and the rest of planet Earth - but not necessarily an unwelcome one. Can it really be called an invasion when the vuvv generously offered free advanced technology and cures for every illness imaginable? As it turns out, yes. With his parents' jobs replaced by alien tech and no money for food, clean water, or the vuvv's miraculous medicine, Adam and his girlfriend, Chloe, have to get creative to survive. And since the vuvv crave anything they deem "classic" Earth culture, recording 1950s-style dates for them to watch in a pay-per-minute format seems like a brilliant idea. But it's hard for Adam and Chloe to sell true love when they hate each other more with every passing episode. Soon enough, Adam must decide how far he's willing to go - and what he's willing to sacrifice - to give the vuvv what they want.
M. T. Anderson is the author of the award-winning Feed, as well as New York Times bestsellers The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation Volume I: The Pox Party and its sequel The Kingdom on the Waves, and Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad. M. T. Anderson lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Follow him on Twitter under the handle: @ MTAnderson.