Mexico in the 1940s
Modernity, Politics, and CorruptionBook - 1999
This is a novel by Andrew H. Wilkinson (nom de plume - Boris Laramie). Chipmonk takes place in a developing future we are creating right now. Science without humanity casts a long shadow which only light and youth can chase back. A world without walls will never exist. A door must always be opened, though, to allow us to move forward. The Doge of Baytown is a gangster who recruits talent from the rejects and castoffs of Lomax. Manolo, a gifted young man born in Baytown, dreams of defeating a sickness called "the slows."Dr. Keller, an exile from Lomax, serves the Doge developing drugs. A black market drug known as VM-468 falls into the Doge's hands. The drug is used to assist cloned soldiers with health issues. The cure for "the slows" may be found within the bones of the long dead and VM-468.Circleville is a center of light and healing. A young girl named Luna with extraordinary abilities helps lead and guide Manolo's efforts. Their youth blinds them from the realities of what cannot be done. A rogue clone soldier named Mack 16 offers blood and hope to those he once opposed. His motivation is to humanize himself, a goal made possible by Luna. He carries our pain but he also carries a new future for Baytown.
Publisher: Wilimington, Del. : Scholarly Resources, 1999.
Branch Call Number: 972.082 N579
Characteristics: xxv, 408 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.