Smoketown by Tenea D. Johnson
A Novel

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I really loved how the hope and darkness are both present in this story and that hope eventually prevails.
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The city of Leiodare is unlike any other in the post-climate change United States. Within its boundaries, birds are outlawed and what was once a crater in Appalachia is now a tropical, glittering metropolis where Anna Armour is waiting. An artist by passion and a factory worker by trade, Anna is a woman of special gifts. She has chosen this beautiful, traumatized city to wait for the woman she's lost, the one she believes can save her from her troubled past and uncertain future.

When one night Anna creates life out of thin air and desperation, no one is prepared for what comes next - not Lucine, a smooth talking soothsayer with plans for the city; Lucine's brother Eugenio who has designs of his own; Seife, a star performer in the Leiodaran cosmos; or Rory, a forefather of the city who's lived through outbreak, heatbreak, and scandal. Told through their interlocking stories, Smoketown delves into the invisible connections that rival magic, and the copst of redemption.

About Tenea D. Johnson

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After time well spent in alphabet cities-NYC, ATL, and DC-Tenea lives near the beach under a hundred year old Oak tree where she writes speculative fiction and makes music. Her short fiction and poetry have appeared in various magazines and anthologies. She has published a poetry collection Starting Friction (Mayapple Press, 2008) and founded counterpoise records, where great stories breed with great music to spawn superior entertainment. Smoketown is her debut novel.
Published July 27, 2011 by Blind Eye Books. 220 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Sirius on Apr 29 2013

I really loved how the hope and darkness are both present in this story and that hope eventually prevails.

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