Sharp and Dangerous Virtues (Hardcover)
Swallow Press, 9780804011419, 400pp.
Publication Date: October 9, 2012
"Sharp and Dangerous Virtues" is the story of ordinary people caught in situations they had never planned for or even imagined. There are Chad and Sharis, a married couple with two sons, holding out for normal life in their decaying suburb; Tuuro, a black church custodian whose false confession of murder is used for political purposes; Lila, Dayton's aging, lonely Commissioner of Water, who dreams of being part of the pure existence of the Grid residents; and Charles and Diana, idealistic lovers trying desperately to preserve the nature center that has become their refuge.
What will these people do? What choices are left for them, and what choices have been taken away? Whom and what can they trust? Novelist Moody known for her vivid portrayals of complicated characters and relationships in novels such as Best Friends and Sometimes Mine weaves together cataclysmic events and the most intimate of human emotions to create a future that seems achingly real. "Sharp and Dangerous Virtues" will change the way you think and feel.
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Praise For Sharp and Dangerous Virtues…
"In Sharp and Dangerous Virtues Martha Moody has conjured up an apocalyptic thriller unfolding in an Orwellian Twilight Zone formerly known as the heartland of America. Just pretend it can't happen here. Prepare to be invaded."
Vick Mickunas — Dayton Daily News
“Thought-provoking without being moralistic, Sharp and Dangerous Virtues is a suspenseful what-if that readers will continue to ponder long after they’ve put it down.” —Booklist