“Tears Down the Wall”

Title“Tears Down the Wall”
Year for Search2023
AuthorsLaframboise, Michèle(b. 1960)
Secondary TitleAsimov’s Science Fiction
Volume / Edition9 & 10 (612 & 613)
Pagination80-102
Date PublishedSeptember/October 2023
ISBN Number1065-6298
KeywordsCanadian author, Female author
Annotation

The story concerns homelessness, most of whom live in tents attached to the side of tall buildings, in a city that depends on their labor to support the tourist-based economy and the wealthy who own all the property. The title is a reference to watching the tents being lowered to the ground in the morning.

Title Note

The Canadian female author (b. 1960) was born in London. Her parents are Québécois, and her novels are in French while many of her short stories in English.

Full Text

2023 Laframboise, Michèle (b. 1960). “Tears Down the Wall.” Asimov’s Science Fiction 9 & 10 (612 & 613) (September/October 2023): 80-102.

The story concerns homelessness, most of whom live in tents attached to the side of tall buildings, in a city that depends on their labor to support the tourist-based economy and the wealthy who own all the property. The title is a reference to watching the tents being lowered to the ground in the morning. The Canadian female author was born in London. Her parents are Québécois, and her novels are in French while many of her short stories in English.