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"The Candide of our #@$\*%?! age."-- Ken Liu, award-winning authorCatherynne M. Valente, the bestselling and award-winning creator of Space Opera and The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland returns with The Past Is Red, the enchanting, dark, funny, angry story of a girl who made two terrible mistakes: she told the truth and she dared to love the world.
The future is blue. Endless blue...except for a few small places that float across the hot, drowned world left behind by long-gone fossil fuel-guzzlers. One of those patches is a magical place called Garbagetown. Tetley Abednego is the most beloved girl in Garbagetown, but she's the only one who knows it. She's the only one who knows a lot of things: that Garbagetown is the most wonderful place in the world, that it's full of hope, that you can love someone and 66% hate them all at the same time. But Earth is a terrible mess, hope is a fragile thing, and a lot of people are very angry with her. Then Tetley discovers a new friend, a terrible secret, and more to her world than she ever expected.
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Praise for The Past Is Red:"The Past Is Red is magical realism meets the garbage patch. Every page is a new and surprising invention. It's hilarious and sad and filled with an inexcusable amount of wisdom."--New York Times bestselling author Hank Green "A gorgeous, funny, melancholy, splendid romp through a post-apocalyptic wonderland in which hope and despair are indistinguishable, and the human spirit burns with the joy and rage of a thousand suns. The Candide of our #@$\*%?! age."--award-winning author Ken Liu "This story is about as close to perfect as it gets."--Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling author of the Wayward Children series "Tetley's distinctive voice and cheerful resilience in the face of misfortune make her a delightful guide through this bleak future..."--Publishers Weekly "[The Past Is Red] is a more hopeful story than we deserve, a story where hope survives despite its fragility, and there are beautiful moments in the most unexpected corners."--Booklist "Valente's prose presents a stark image of humanity surviving climate ruin, corporate greed, and rich escapists. Tetley's voice is engrossing, creating a read that will make readers think about our possible future."--Library Journal "The Past Is Red achieves a scope and emotional power that lifts the tale beyond the sometimes wacky catalogs of trash and pop-cultural nostalgia that made The Future Is Blue so entertaining."--Locus Magazine "With her trademark lyrical prose, Catherynne M. Valente takes readers to a future where the remnants of humanity live on giant islands of garbage. This novella is a pointed critique of consumer culture and also a wildly inventive ride."--Buzzfeed "Brings joy to a future that feels bleak, and grapples with how fragile hope is... perfectly balances wit and humor with lines that made me put the book down and stare at the wall."--Katherine Nazzaro, Porter Square Books "The Past Is Red is an electrifying parable for this era of climate change, as bitterly optimistic and cheerfully furious as this dire hour demands. All that, and its hilarious and heroic protagonist is sure to steal that gorgeous garbage patch in your chest you call a heart."--Southern Bookseller Review "Valente turns her finely-wrought prose to a climate change apocalypse in what is sure to be an inventive take on a water world."--Den of Geek
Catherynne M. Valente is the New York Times bestselling author of over two dozen works of fiction and poetry, including Palimpsest, the Orphan's Tales series, Deathless, Radiance, and the crowdfunded phenomenon The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (and the four books that followed it). She is the winner of the Andre Norton, Tiptree, Sturgeon, Eugie Foster Memorial, Mythopoeic, Rhysling, Lambda, Locus, and Hugo awards, as well as the Prix Imaginales. Valente has also been a finalist for the Nebula and World Fantasy Awards. She lives on an island off the coast of Maine with a small but growing menagerie of beasts, some of which are human.Find out more on her website and on Twitter!
- Utgivare : Tordotcom (20 Juli 2021)
- Språk : Engelska
- Inbunden : 160 sidor
- ISBN-10 : 1250301130
- ISBN-13 : 978-1250301130
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The setting is a Earth devastated by climate change. As implied by being included in the "Drowned Worlds" anthology, the planet is essentially entirely covered by water. Tetley lives on a floating clump of junk called Garbagetown. Tetley is generally happy, given her plight. However, while she may be happy, no one is happy with her. "The Future is Blue", included in this volume, not only sets up the world that Tetley lives in - including, for example, how children get their names - tells the story of just *why* people are unhappy - check that, VERY unhappy - with her. And while the story is more than 5 years old at this point, there may be readers out there who have not read it, and so I won't spoil then end of the story, but suffice it to say that she does a thing that is not...well received.
I would not have expected that there was much more to tell about Tetley, but that is after all why writers write and people read: to tell and experience stories. "The Past is Red" picks up many years later. Tetley is still reviled for her deed at the end of "The Future is Blue". She is 29, lives on a pontoon boat moored to a port, and doesn't venture on land because of a law enacted - although given the society she lives in it's unclear how the law came into being and how it's enforced, but it probably doesn't matter given the state of the world - back when she did the thing. She loves her world, just as much as she did when she was young and just getting her name, and the world hates her just as much as it did then.
"The Past is Red" opens the wings of Tetley's story more than the original. She finds technology, love, a friend or two, and surprisingly, a husband. Her husband is a character from "The Past is Blue", and I can't say much more than that without spoiling the thing that Tetley did. Yep, it all comes back to that. But that technology she finds leads to a surprising discovery that I sure didn't see coming. It's a discovery that makes the plight of those on Earth that much more sad, I think, and at the same time makes whoever is left angry, if they were to find out. Given that I didn't see it coming, the reveal worked for me, although I can see why it might take some readers out of the story.
It's been hard to describe the book without giving anything away, which is probably the best kind of story. Sure, stories can be summarized enough to give readers an idea of what's going on without spoiling them, but some are better just left to be discovered on their own. This is one of those.