Half Lives follows two unlikely heroes, one from the near future, and one from far in the future, as they are forced to deal with the fallout from the world's nuclear power.
This high-stakes action-adventure story alternates between two perspectives and brings us a future that is both terrifying and real. In the near future, 17-year-old Icie's parents give her a backpack and $10,000, and demand that she gets to a bunker near Las Vegas by any means necessary. Her parents, high-level government scientists, know disaster is coming, and this mountain is her only hope to survive.
Generations in the future, we follow Beckett. The only life Beckett has ever known is confined to that very mountain. Icie's legacy has become legend, her teenage speech patterns have become cannon, and no one leaves the mountain--ever.
As Icie travels to the bunker, she is joined by three other teens and they shut themselves in. Can they wait the disaster out? What exactly has happened to the outside world?
"Grant (Dark Parties) mines fresh material from the dystopian genre through an intriguing scenario and approach to the form...Each story line stands on its own, but together they form a thought-provoking study of faith, misunderstanding, and survival."
"A fast, addictive read."
Sara Grant was born in a small town in Indiana. She graduated from Indiana University and has a master's degree in creative and life writing from Goldsmiths, University of London. She lives in London with her British husband and is also the author of Dark Parties. Sara's website is www.sara-grant.com.