By: Jesse Andrews
Location: FIC AND
Genre: Sci Fi, Dystopia
I am in big trouble! A world where rich people are really really big in size, and poor people are really really small.
I am short- but it is ok, my sons are tall- so they can look after me!
In an alternate reality a
lot like our world, every person’s physical size is directly
proportional to their wealth. The poorest of the poor are the size of
rats, and billionaires are the size of skyscrapers.
his sister Prayer are destitute—and tiny. Their size is not just
demeaning, but dangerous: day and night they face mortal dangers that
bigger richer people don’t ever have to think about, from being mauled
by cats to their house getting stepped on. There are no cars or phones
built small enough for them, or schools or hospitals, for that
matter—there’s no point, when no one that little has any purchasing
power, and when salaried doctors and teachers would never fit in
buildings so small. Warner and Prayer know their only hope is to scale
up, but how can two littlepoors survive in a world built against them?
brilliant, warm, funny trip, unlike anything else out there, and a
social novel for our time in the tradition of 1984 or Invisible Man.
Inequality is made intensely visceral by an adventure and tragedy both
hilarious and heartbreaking."- Janet