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Genesis

Author: Bernard Beckett
Publisher: Melbourne : Text Pub. Co., 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Set in the future, in 2075, is this novel for young adults by New Zealand author Bernard Beckett. The island-state of the Republic had risen up from the destroyed world: isolated, ordered and repressive. Its citizens are alive, but not free. What remains of the outside world is kept at bay. Planes are gunned down; refugees shot on sight. But then a man named Adam Forde rescues a girl from the sea. Watching  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Fantasy fiction
Young adult fiction
Dystopian
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Beckett
ISBN: 9781921351426 192135142X
OCLC Number: 277366138
Notes: Originally published: 2006.
Awards: Winner of LIANZA Children's Book Awards: Esther Glen Medal for Junior Fiction 2007
Target Audience: For secondary school age.
Description: 145 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Bernard Beckett.

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"Set in the future, in 2075, is this novel for young adults by New Zealand author Bernard Beckett. The island-state of the Republic had risen up from the destroyed world: isolated, ordered and repressive. Its citizens are alive, but not free. What remains of the outside world is kept at bay. Planes are gunned down; refugees shot on sight. But then a man named Adam Forde rescues a girl from the sea. Watching pyrotechnic sunsets instead of downloading them, Anaximander studies for entry to The Academy. Her exam topic: Adam Fordes challenge to the Republic. With it, the questions of Fordes philosopher class: what makes a human? What makes a soul? Genesis is a philosophical novel that asks all the big questions about who we are."--Provided by publisher.

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