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The Hour of Lead
The Hour of Lead

The Hour of Lead


300 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: PDF, Mobipocket, EPUB

PDF, $0.99 (US $0.99) (CA $0.99)

Publication Date: September 2012

ISBN 9781937276287

Rights: WOR

See Sharp Press (Sep 2012)


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A disaster in the near future prompts an attempt to change the past

Set in Kansas in the year 2039, this science fiction novel places ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances when an earthquake that has slowed down time forces two protagonists to confront their pasts to fix their broken lives in the present. Using a combination of natural resources, ancient rituals, and futuristic technology, one character revises his past decisions to alter his present self. This narrative shows how individual choices can alter wider reality, and how community and local economy can offer an alternative to the economic and environmental dystopia the characters find themselves in.

Author Biography

Kathleen De Grave is the author of Company Woman; In Real Life Women Don’t Play Jazz; and Swindler, Spy, Rebel. She is a professor of American literature and fiction writing at Pittsburg State University. She lives in Pittsburg, Kansas.