This Thing Called the Future

By J. L. Powers
(Cinco Puntos Press, Hardcover, 9781933693958, 208pp.)

Publication Date: April 2011

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AIDS and South Africa. Khosi, a 14-year-old girl, yearns for this thing called the future. Does she want too much?

About the Author
J.L. Powers is the award-winning author of several novels for young adults, including The Confessional, This Thing Called the Future, and Amina. She is also the editor of two collections of essays, Labor Pains and Birth Stories and That Mad Game: Growing Up in a Warzone. She teaches English at Skyline College in California's Bay Area. She can be visited online at
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