Sunday, 24 August 2014

Spotlight & SALE! Unworthy by Joanne Armstrong

Behind 174 Pages
Released: 19 June 2014
Genre: Dystopian
Publisher: Self Published
At the Other End:
“What about the Sickness?” I ask more calmly, turning back to the wide ocean and squinting, as though I can see particles of disease like pollen in the air. “Is it still out there?”

He rubs his chin thoughtfully. “Now that is a more interesting question.” It’s clear he doesn’t know the answer, but looks at me speculatively. “If you assumed it was still out there, circulating, what would you do?”

“I suppose I would do everything I could to prepare myself to fight it.”
He nods thoughtfully. “Preparation is always a good thing.”
We stand for a moment in silence, looking out to sea. I’m imagining a black cloud approaching, like a swarm of locusts, and wondering how I would prepare myself to fight a disease.

Nearly two hundred years after a killer disease swept the planet, an island nation continues its isolated survival due to the ruthless dedication of the military. The laws and culture of the country are based on the survival of the fittest, distrust of disease, and control of the general population.

Marked at birth as “Unworthy” to be raised, a young woman questions the necessity for the cruel practice, so many years after the Isolation was declared. She embarks on a journey which will uncover truths about her past and about her society which she could never have imagined.
Joanne Armstrong’s parents tell her they always knew she'd write a book one day, which surprises and delights her, since she certainly didn't know it herself.

A New Zealander by birth, her formative years were spent in some interesting places, and she completed a B.Ed in Art and Education at Cambridge in the UK. She now lives in the South Island of New Zealand, which, after close scrutiny of a few other places as a child, she has decided is simply where her soul resides. She gets to wake up to the sound of bellbirds every day.

Unworthy is Joanne’s first novel and she intends it to be closely followed by her second.

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