Savages of Society in: A Luminous Republic by Andrés Barba
“Loss of trust is similar to heartbreak. Both lay bare some internal wound, both make us feel older than we are.”
~A Luminous Republic by Andrés Barba
A group of thirty-two children aged nine to thirteen mysteriously appear in the South American town of San Christobel. Although the indigenous Nee population is undisturbed at first, “the 32” becomes bolder, wilder, and eventually storm a supermarket and kill several people in violent stabbings. Who are the children? Where did they come from and what is to become of the children and the townspeople?
Told through the eyes of the social worked involved with these children, this powerful psychological journey and mystery challenges conceptions about children, play, socialization and societal processes. A beautifully written story rich with language and observations about human relationships.
Fans of 1984 and Animal Farm by George Orwell, Lord of the Flies by William Golding and Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, are sure to enjoy this tale’s poignant themes.
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