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9780063002890

The Actual Star - October 2021 GSFF

The Actual Star - October 2021 GSFF

by Monica Byrne

Publisher Harper Voyager

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  • First Printing
  • Hardcover
  • Limited Edition
  • Sprayed Edges


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About the book

The Actual Star takes readers on a journey over two millennia and six continents telling three powerful tales a thousand years apart, all of them converging in the same cave in the Belizean jungle.

Braided together are the stories of a pair of teenage twins who ascend the throne ofa Maya kingdom; a young American woman on a trip of self-discovery in Belize; and two dangerous charismatics vying for the leadership of a new religion and racing toward a confrontation that will determine the fate of the few humans left on Earth after massive climate change.

In each era, a reincarnated trinity of souls navigates the entanglements of tradition and progress, sister and stranger, and love and hateuntil all of their age-old questions about the nature of existence converge deep underground, where only in complete darkness can they truly see.

The Actual Star is a feast of ideas about where humanity came from, where we are now, and where were goingand how, in every age, the same forces that drive us apart also bind us together.

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About the Author

Monica Byrne

Monica Byrne is an American playwright and science fiction author. She is best known for her drama What Every Girl Should Know and her debut novel The Girl in the Road, which won the 2015 James Tiptree, Jr. Award and was nominated for the Locus and Kitschies awards.

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