North, Anna

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(1983-    ) US author whose Near Future Young Adult Dystopia, America Pacifica (2011), is set refreshingly in an identifiable venue, a seemingly manufactured Island a hundred or so miles off the coast of Ruined Earth California, where Climate Change has caused a deep freeze. Through the island culture is not seriously innovative – consisting of a central City run by a half-demented tyrant, surrounded by badlands inhabited by the dispossessed – it is described in convincing detail in a language so unusually mature and evocative for its presumed target audience that it may be understood as an attempted escape from the strictures of that market. [JC]

Anna North

born Williamsburg, Virginia: 1983

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