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by Alexandra Duncan | Read by Johanna Parker

Alexandra Duncan has created a dark future that is at once utterly remote and disturbingly familiar. Johanna Parker’s perceptive, energetic narration makes the fantastic seem real and emotionally relevant for listeners of all ages. Parastrata Ava has assumed a position of immense responsibility and danger within her father’s space community, but when she realizes just how big the universe is, and the number of choices that have been denied her, she finds the courage to defy everyone and carve a life of her own. Parker makes the fear and wonder in Parastrata’s journey tangible and creates a supporting cast of readily identifiable, sympathetic characters. Parker is a calm and steady guide for listeners through this haunting, ominous, and ultimately captivating world. B.E.K. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine