Hugh MacDonald returns to the page with the second book in his Last Wild Boy series. It is entitled And All The Stars Shall Fall.
Finally, former poet laureate is releasing the follow-up to the dystopic novel The Last Wild Boy. Set in the futuristic world where women run everything because of the past mistakes of men, this series is a fascinating look at what the world could become.
Nora and Mabon have been living as fugitives in the wild outside the feminized city of Aahimsa after putting Adam, the last wild boy under the protection of Doctor Ueland, the manager of the Manufacturing Homeland (The Manuhome). Their enemies, Blanchfleur, the powerful mayor, and her daughter Alice (Nora’s former companion), and granddaughter Tish have been living under threat from The World Federation of Femininized Cities within the walled protection of Aahimsa. Following a surprise night attack, first on the farms and the factories of the Manuhome, and then on the city itself, all the main characters, friends and enemies, are eventually thrown together and forced to adjust to their new roles as outsiders being hunted to their deaths by the brutal forces of the Federation. Will they stand any chance against the powerful and mindless robotic forces of the World Cities? Can these former enemies find new ways to hide themselves, and rediscover love and security while dealing with their differences and resentments, as they try to build new lives in the wild and dangerous natural territories they must now call home.
Hugh MacDonald is a poet, editor, children’s author and novelist and was poet laureate for Prince Edward Island from January 2010 until December 2012. And All The Stars Shall Fall is his 16th book. MacDonald was also known to Islanders as the PEI representative for Random Acts of Poetry which has brought poetry to the streets and workplaces across Canada.
He has received several awards including the L.M. Montgomery Children’s Literature Award for Chung Lee Loves Lobsters, and a first prize for poetry from the Writers Federation of Nova Scotia. In 2004 he was presented with the Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Literary Arts on Prince Edward Island. He lives near Montague, PEI with his wife, Sandra.
Launch for And All The Stars Shall Fall takes place November 10 at 7 pm at the Beaconsfield Carriage House.