Brad Beals

Catastropolis

Catastropolis by Brad Beals
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fiction Fiction, Suspense
For readers of:Cormac McCarthy, Flannery O'Connor, Charles Frazier, William Golding
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Print Length268 pages
PublisherRockpile Press
Publication Date2012
LanguageEnglish
About the Book

Twelve-year-old Josiah Mench is a dreg, one of society's off-cast scourings. He is poor, filthy, illiterate. His only friend, Liam Taylor, tolerates Josiah as a function of proximity: they are neighbors. But when pandemic wipes away all but a remnant, the two find themselves shoulder to shoulder facing a world upended.

Catastropolis is a story of apocalypse. When all generations but the youngest are lost, the structures of society fail--utterly, maybe forever. But there are beginnings too, visions of what life in a new future might hold for those willing to fight for it. It is here in this new, primitive age that Josiah finds his voice, and Liam's people find a prophet to lead them out of a violent wilderness. But it is also here, in the fledgling community of New Alaiedon, that heaven and hell will contend for them first.

About the Author

Brad teaches high-school English and lives in Michigan where he and his wife, Heidi, home school their six children in the fear and admonition of the Lord.

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