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Great Novels of the 22nd Century - Blackfish City

Wednesday, March 4, 7pm
Left Bank Books

Join Great Novels of the 22nd Century for a reading roup discussion of Blackfish City by Arkady and Sam Miller!

After the climate wars, a floating city is constructed in the Arctic Circle, a remarkable feat of mechanical and social engineering, complete with geothermal heating and sustainable energy. The city’s denizens have become accustomed to a roughshod new way of living, however, the city is starting to fray along the edges—crime and corruption have set in, the contradictions of incredible wealth alongside direst poverty are spawning unrest, and a new disease called “the breaks” is ravaging the population.

When a strange new visitor arrives—a woman riding an orca, with a polar bear at her side—the city is entranced. The “orcamancer,” as she’s known, very subtly brings together four people—each living on the periphery—to stage unprecedented acts of resistance. By banding together to save their city before it crumbles under the weight of its own decay, they will learn shocking truths about themselves. 

Blackfish City is a remarkably urgent—and ultimately very hopeful—novel about political corruption, organized crime, technology run amok, the consequences of climate change, gender identity, and the unifying power of human connection. 

Get Blackfish City for 20% off in store and online during the months of February and March!

Parking: Lot one block north; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 7:00pm
Left Bank Books
399 N. Euclid Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63108
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$14.99
ISBN: 9780062684875
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ecco - October 2nd, 2018