Outpost19, 9781944853686, 82pp.
Publication Date: February 12, 2020
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In a love story set in the near future, an uneven relationship is tested by a revolutionary advance against aging. Acton and his fianc , Diane, a couple already marked by their differences - one's wealthy, one's not - must now enter a new era of high-tech inequities and human extremes. Kevin Scott Magruder's debut short novel is timely, deeply felt and sharply told. "GODFLOWER is a tense and timely love story from the near future that probes the disastrous gulf between class and technology, leaving no illusion about the endless treachery and amorality of the powerful. Kevin Magruder is an exciting young novelist, with talent and vision to spare." - Ben Marcus, author of Notes from the Fog, The Flame Alphabet, Leaving the Sea and others." Magruder's GODFLOWER is a love story, a dystopia, and a nightmare, beautifully and succinctly wrought. Immortality and extreme income inequality terrifyingly collide in this prescient debut." - Hannah Lillith Assadi, author of Sonora.