Walkaway

TitleWalkaway
Year for Search2017
AuthorsDoctorow, Cory [Efram](b. 1971)
Date Published2017
PublisherTor
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsCanadian author, English author, Male author, US author
Annotation

The novel begins in a future authoritarian dystopia with very advanced technology in which much of the U. S. has been destroyed and abandoned and with extreme class divisions. Some people choose to walk away into the abandoned countryside hoping to create a freer society. While they are forcibly opposed by those in power and not all those who walk away are trustworthy, a freer society does emerge. The title resonates with Ursula K. Le Guin’s “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas (Variations on a Theme by William James)” (1973). 

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Author Note

The author (b. 1971) was born and raised in Canada, lived for many years in England and became a U. K. citizen, and moved to the U. S. in 2015.

Full Text

2017 Doctorow, Cory [Efram] (b. 1971). Walkaway. Tor. Public

The novel begins in a future authoritarian dystopia with very advanced technology in which much of the U. S. has been destroyed and abandoned and with extreme class divisions. Some people choose to walk away into the abandoned countryside hoping to create a freer society. While they are forcibly opposed by those in power and not all those who walk away are trustworthy, a freer society does emerge. The title resonates with Ursula K. Le Guin’s “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas (Variations on a Theme by William James)” (1973). The author was born and raised in Canada, lived for many years in England and became a U. K. citizen, and moved to the U. S. in 2015.