Gripping, poetic dystopian fiction exploring the value of human life and human loss. North's unique voice lends itself well to this bleak, intense tale. Highly recommended.
Japan, in a not-inconceivable future. An aging population depends on imported personal support workers. A vulnerable Filipina PSW, already threatened with debt and deportation, fears her job is further jeopardized when her elderly employer's son introduces a clever (and potentially empathetic?) robot into their lives. A fascinating portrayal of the clash between memory, maintenance and artificial intelligence.
The year is 1981, and a young couple facing a global pandemic must make a risky decision. In order to afford the treatment that will save Frank's life, Polly accepts indentured work in the future. Can star-crossed lovers find each other across space and time?
Do you believe in magic? If you're looking for a fun, fantastic feminist read, this book is for you! A wonderful tale of female friendship set against the backdrop of turn of the century New York City!