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Truancy Origins

A Novel

Isamu Fukui


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Hardcover (3/3/2009)


Fifteen years ago, the Mayor of the Education City was presented with an unwelcome surprise by his superiors: twin six-month-old boys. As the Mayor reluctantly accepted the two babies, he had no way of knowing that they would change the city forever….

Raised in the comfort of the Mayoral mansion, Umasi and Zen are as different as two brothers can be. Umasi is a good student; Zen an indifferent one. They love their adoptive father, but in a city where education is absolute, even he cannot keep them sheltered from the harsh realities of the school system. When they discover that their father is responsible for their suffering, affection turns to bitterness. Umasi and Zen are thrust onto two diverging paths. One will try to destroy the City. The other will try to stop him.

Praise For Truancy Origins: A Novel

“Fukui, who is a teen himself, focuses primarily on deftly depicted violence and explosive action sequences that will resonate most with reluctant male readers.” —Booklist

“Action-packed from beginning to end, the Truancy series could potentially be to teenage boys what Twilight is to teenage girls--an excellent trilogy to be shared with friends.” —

Tor Teen, 9780765322647, 384pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2011

About the Author

ISAMU FUKUI is a student at New York University in New York City. His first novel, Truancy, was published to rave reviews and garnered significant publicity, including two interviews on National Public Radio and features in The New York Daily News and