The Water Thief by Nicholas Lamar Soutter

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"Profound... sure to spark a reaction" and "scathing, ceaselessly engaging"- Kirkus Independent Review

"A brilliant rebuttal of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged" - Clarion Reviews

CHARLES THATCHER is a private citizen, which is to say that he's the private property of the Ackerman Brothers Securities Corporation. He's got problems: the cost of air is going up, his wife wants to sell herself to another corporation, and his colleagues are always trying to get him tossed into the lye vats.
 
But when he discovers a woman stealing rainwater, he sees his chance to move up in the world, maybe even become an executive. He reports her, spinning a picture, not just of a thief, but of a seditionist and revolutionary, someone who believes in that long-dead institution called "government."
 
Then she vanishes
 
Overcome with guilt, he tries to track her down. What he discovers is an underground movement every bit as seditious as the one he had imagined.
 
But as he becomes enamored with their cause and with life outside his corporation, Charles must contend with a larger truth; in a world where everything is for sale and lies are more profitable than the truth, even a group of revolutionaries can have something to hide.
 

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Published April 18, 2012 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 245 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Fiction

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Charles has many lengthy discussions with Kate over now-archaic standards (to them), like people electing other people into power, but their talks are never tedious or repetitive.

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You don’t necessarily need to have read Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged to enjoy Nicholas Lamar Soutter’s The Water Thief but it would help.

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And he never world builds for the sake of world building: each detail is carefully chosen to reveal more about the characters and their universe.

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“There is no difference between the saint who gives food to starving children and the worker who operates the gas chamber that kills them, except that one is making money and the other is losing it.” -Linus Cabal CHARLES THATCHER is a private citizen, which is to say that he’s the private proper...

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