The Incontrovertibility of Rainbows by Anonymous

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It is the year 2048. Because of advances in medicine, the old are living longer and longer, selfishly ruling the country while devouring vital resources. The American population is rendered chronically ill by environmental toxins and is gridlocked into a smoldering financial crisis. When the Young People Party unexpectedly wins the elections, the new President enacts sweeping changes, creating anguish and opportunities for all. Everyone 74 and older is cured while the young are lured with all kinds of incentives, including free access to the "Flower Houses", where love is stressless and accessible. At a huge price, the massacre of 100 million elderly, the country is transformed from a decadent, sick and violent civilization into a green, fresh and enthusiastic nation, albeit with more than a few reservations from each one of the main characters. The melancholic, burly Wolfe, a caring physician up to his unpredictable epiphany, triggered by a fated accident; his artsy and promiscuous girlfriend Blue and her many suitors; the speedy evolution of Sady, from a fractured child to President of the United States; the disillusioned tycoon Don, ruling the life of others from his immaculate penthouse; the hungry, ruthless womanizer Norman; the candid professor Savious, a former Nobel Prize up for termination who would rather be persecuted than ignored; and old Frank, who plans to escape the cure on his sail boat. While the hypothetical scenario depicted in this novel is unlikely, it is certainly a possible evolution of the current state of events in the USA. Hopefully the forthcoming years will dispel this new dystopian shadow, as it happened with the one casted by George Orwell in Nineteen Eighty-Four.

This manuscript was left on the counter of a restaurant on Bleecker Street, New York. The author remains anonymous.
 

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By Anonymous**The stories presented here were first published as "true stories" . . . at a time when it was necessary to hide the true identities of the women associated with these tales to avoid scandal. We have chosen to maintain the veil of the authors' anonymity to protect the innocent . . . and the not so innocent.The timeless love stories from True Romance and True Love live on.
 
Published December 13, 2012 by BookBaby. 436 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This dystopia is made even more unpalatable by its overwrought prose, which, beginning with its tongue-tripping and irrelevant title, uses multiple modifiers: “Dr. Wolfe used to naturally sprinkle those vital pearls of caring wisdom that hold patients above the muddy line of killer diseases.” The...

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This dystopian tale of a near-future America offers a glib take on lengthening life expectancies and their social, political, and economic ramifications.

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This dystopian tale of a near-future America offers a glib take on lengthening life expectancies and their social, political, and economic ramifications. In 2047, America is a gerontocracy in which a

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The author deftly creates a sense of immediacy by referencing 2015 as the year when senior citizens first began to gain power and calling Sady “the second skinny black president.” Although many characters are fleshed out, others remain indistinct.

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