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The acclaimed actor’s shockingly prescient novel of speculative fiction “presents a near-future United States torn apart by civil war and deep racial strife” (Tampa Bay Times).
America today is teetering on the edge of the alarming vision presented in LeVar Burton’s debut novel, written more than two decades ago . . .
In 2012, the first African American president is assassinated by a white extremist—just four days after he is elected. The horrific tragedy leads to riots, financial collapse, and ultimately, a full-on civil war. In its aftermath, millions are left homeless as famine and disease spread throughout the country.
But from Chicago, a mysterious voice cries out . . .
To Leon Crane, a former NASA scientist now struggling to survive on the streets, the pleas he hears remind him of the wife he could not save—and offer him a chance at redemption.
To Jacob Fire Cloud, a revered Lakota medicine man, the voice is a sign that the White Buffalo Woman has returned to unite all the races in peace and prosperity.
And to little Amy Ladue, the cries are those of her mother, who disappeared during the devastating St. Louis earthquake—and who must still be alive.
These three strangers will be drawn together to rescue someone they have never met, a woman who holds the key to a new future for humanity—one remarkably brimming with hope.
“LeVar Burton brings a strong new voice to science fiction with this powerful, even disturbing, novel.” —Ben Bova, New York Times–bestselling author
“An amazingly good first novel.” —Rocky Mountain News
“I highly recommend this book!” —Whoopi Goldberg

8 Reviews

“Quickest I've read a book in a while. I had no expectations for this book and added it to my "to read" list based solely on the author.  I thought it was a great book. You'll like it too if you like alternative history and post-apocalyptic books.  This reads, to me, in the same vein of The Parable of the Sower.”
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About LeVar Burton

LeVar Burton is an actor, director, educator, and cofounder of the award-winning Skybrary app. The former host and executive producer of PBS’s Reading Rainbow, Burton is a lifelong children’s literacy advocate. He hosts his own podcast, LeVar Burton Reads, where he shares handpicked short fiction. Burton also has a new YouTube series, This Is My Story, which highlights experiences of racism in America. Recently, he launched the LeVar Burton Book Club with Fable, a new platform for book clubs and social reading with the mission to improve mental wellness.

Burton starred as Kunta Kinte in the acclaimed miniseries Roots and as Lt. Comdr. Geordi LaForge in the Star Trek: The Next Generation television series and feature films. He has been nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards along with twenty-seven Daytime Emmy Awards, resulting in over twenty wins. One of the longest running children’s television shows in history, Reading Rainbow won more than twenty-five Emmy Awards during its twenty-six-year run from 1983 to 2009, including ten for Outstanding Series, as well as the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award. Burton has also been nominated twice for the Spoken Word Grammy Award, winning in 1999 for narrating The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

On June 11, 2019, Sacramento’s Meadowview leaders honored Burton with the official renaming and dedication of Richfield Park to LeVar Burton Park.

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