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Rise of the Red Hand

By Olivia Chadha

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Age range
13 - 99
Grade range
8 - 8
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Number Of Pages
384
Publication Date
January 09, 2021
ISBN
9781645660156

Rise of the Red Hand

By Olivia Chadha

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A rare, searing portrayal of the future of climate change in South Asia. A streetrat turned revolutionary and the disillusioned hacker son of a politician try to take down a ruthlessly technocratic government that sacrifices its poorest citizens to build its utopia.

The South Asian Province is split in two. Uplanders lead luxurious lives inside a climate-controlled biodome, dependent on technology and gene therapy to keep them healthy and youthful forever. Outside, the poor and forgotten scrape by with discarded black-market robotics, a society of poverty-stricken cyborgs struggling to survive in slums threatened by rising sea levels, unbreathable air, and deadly superbugs.

Ashiva works for the Red Hand, an underground network of revolutionaries fighting the government, which is run by a merciless computer algorithm that dictates every citizen’s fate. She’s a smuggler with the best robotic arm and cybernetic enhancements the slums can offer, and her cargo includes the most vulnerable of the city’s abandoned children.

When Ashiva crosses paths with the brilliant hacker Riz-Ali, a privileged Uplander who finds himself embroiled in the Red Hand’s dangerous activities, they uncover a horrifying conspiracy that the government will do anything to bury. From armed guardians kidnapping children to massive robots flattening the slums, to a pandemic that threatens to sweep through the city like wildfire, Ashiva and Riz-Ali will have to put aside their differences in order to fight the system and save the communities they love from destruction.

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Review quotes

"Chadha’s prose is equally gorgeous and precise, and always full of energy and movement." -- John Vernon

"Elegant prose and deft cultural insight." -- Debra Ginsberg

"Her talent is evident on every page." -- Greg Ames

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Product details

Age range
13 - 99
Grade range
8 - 8
Categories
Number Of Pages
384
Publication Date
January 09, 2021
ISBN
9781645660156

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