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The Meadowlark Sings - Helen Ruth Schwartz

Paperback Published: 14th April 2007
ISBN: 9781560235750
Number Of Pages: 204

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Join Cara Romero as she returns from the all-homosexual nation of Cali to her homeland - a United States of America that has become openly hostile to gays. The year is 2018, and the great earthquake that had been predicted for decades hit California. Approximately 40 miles east of the coastline, the earthquake created a chasm that quickly filled with the raging waters from the Pacific. A piece of land that was once the west coast of California was now separated from the mainland of the United States by the newly formed body of water. An island had been born. America's right-wing elite formed a plan: the newly created island would be a modern gulag - a place to which sexual undesirables would be shipped, never (they hoped) to be heard from again. There would be no relationship between the new island and the United States; such was the strength of the "righteous" fear of homosexuality. By 2022, the religious right has effected an awful change in America's moral climate. The United States has become a place where any gay or lesbian adult is given a clear choice: conform to new, viciously repressive sexuality laws, or be exiled. And for the youngest citizens, there is no choice. Any child found to carry the newly discovered and much-feared "gay gene" is put on a ship before reaching three years of age - banished, forever, from US shores. But they forgot that gays and lesbians have brains, skills, and passion. On their island they built a new country, and called it Cali. In the gorgeous Southern California climate, they pooled their resources, shared their knowledge and skills, learned to live together. And the best of them worked to form a new government - a society where all citizens of the new nation lived in freedom, without oppression, where productivity was rewarded and participation was encouraged. Quite naturally, human ingenuity, unfettered, brought progress. When it became known that citizens of Cali are living longer, healthier lives than citizens of most countries, the rest of the world want to know why. And because of world interest, for the first time, a delegate from Cali is invited to participate in an international conference on aging, held in New York City...

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"A Refreshingly Different Tale. Fantasy and romance blend together with just a dash of sci-fi as we peer into the possibility of a future where lesbians and gays have their own country and the United States expatriates their homosexual children to this country by the age of three. . . . Inspirational and Enlivening."

ISBN: 9781560235750
ISBN-10: 1560235756
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 204
Published: 14th April 2007
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.31

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