Sharp and Dangerous Virtues

Sharp and Dangerous Virtues

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Ita€™s 2047 in Dayton, Ohio. In response to food and water shortages, the U.S. government has developed an enormous, and powerfully successful, agricultural areaa€”the a€œHeartland Grida€a€”just north of the city. In the meantime, in the wake of declining American power a multinational force has established itself in Cleveland. Behind these quickly shifting alliances lies a troubling yet tantalizing question: what will the American future look like? Sharp and Dangerous Virtues is the story of ordinary people caught in situations they had never planned for or even imagined. There are Chad and Sharis, a married couple with two sons, holding out for normal life in their decaying suburb; Tuuro, a black church custodian whose false confession of murder is used for political purposes; Lila, Daytona€™s aging, lonely Commissioner of Water, who dreams of being part of the a€œpurea€ existence of the Grid residents; and Charles and Diana, idealistic lovers trying desperately to preserve the nature center that has become their refuge. What will these people do? What choices are left for them, and what choices have been taken away? Whom and what can they trust? Novelist Moodya€”known for her vivid portrayals of complicated characters and relationships in novels such as Best Friends and Sometimes Minea€”weaves together cataclysmic events and the most intimate of human emotions to create a future that seems achingly real. Sharp and Dangerous Virtues will change the way you think and feel.In contrast, now Sharis had drapes only in the bedrooms. Sometimes, lying on the couch in the great room, looking out the wide front window, Sharis imagined the empty space above the ceiling as a hidden room: if the troops swept down fromanbsp;...

Title:Sharp and Dangerous Virtues
Author: Martha Moody
Publisher:Ohio University Press - 2012-10-09

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