PARADISE GARDEN THURSDAYS! A Different Chapter Every Week
Janet flees to Staten Island
thought Janet McCarthy, and where was it going but detached Staten Island. She
meandered into the boat with aimless groups of people, a flock with no shepherd.
Thanks if you're following the Serial of PARADISE GARDENS. If you're curious, below is the synopsis. There will be books in coming months. Official pub date is August 1st.
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Weinstein’s PARADISE GARDENS is an Orwellian dystopia, set in a near future world where the Federal government has dissolved amid ecological breakdown. Corporate business flees to an underground colony, PARADISEGARDENS, the home of the United Business Estates (U.B.E). Left behind are the Unconnected, people outside corporate protection. In the U.B.E. employees are conceived as Superior or Average. Capitalism has devolved into feudalism.
The novel is suspended between the settings of 2250 in New York City and 3011 in the Underground U.B.E. Chapters alternate with a revolving cast of characters determined by the Psychologicians, the priestly class that manages the civilization’s data base. In this cautionary near-future, Upton Sinclair’s classic It Can’t Happen Here, has happened here. It is a vision at once strange and familiar. The recognition it brings is a dark pleasure.