My name is Tegan Oglietti, and
on the last day of my first lifetime, I was so, so happy.
Tegan is just like every other girl living in 2027-she's happiest when playing
the guitar, she's falling in love for the first time, and is joining with her
friends to protest the wrongs of the world: environmental collapse, social
discrimination, and political injustice.
what should have been the best day of Tegan's life, she dies-and wakes up 100
years in the future, locked in a government facility with no idea of what
is the first government guinea pig to be cryogenically frozen and successfully
revived, which makes her an instant celebrity-even though all Teeg wants to do
is try and rebuild some semblance of a normal life. But the future isn't all
she hoped it would be, and when appalling secrets come to light, Tegan must
make a choice: does she keep her head down and survive, or fight for a better
author Karen Healey has created a haunting, cautionary tale of an inspiring
protagonist living in a not-so-distant future that could easily be ours.
* "Juggling multiple viewpoints, Healey skillfully keeps her characters on an emotional roller-coaster even as they deal with physical threats. The climax delivers a gut punch that only underscores the sensitivity of the subject matter (without lessening the thrill at all)."
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Healey...seamlessly integrates noir and fantasy tropes to explore issues of suicide, trust, sexuality, race, insecurity and free will in a way that feels fresh."
Karen Healey is the author of the Aurealis winner and William C. Morris Debut Award finalist Guardian of the Dead, The Shattering, and When We Wake. She technically lives in New Zealand, but actually lives on the internet. You can find her at www.karenhealey.com.