Tuesday, November 20, 2012

What is Melissa Hardy reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Melissa Hardy, author of The Geomancer's Compass.

Her entry begins:
I have a confession to make: these days I mostly listen to audiobooks. Because I have a long commute to work and a dog who needs running, this means I get a lot of reading in. 37 books so far this year, including David Foster Wallace’s mammoth opus Infinite Jest, which I had to read with a study guide (but mostly...[read on]
About The Geomancer's Compass, from the publisher:
This futuristic novel has all the elements YA fiction needs to draw critical attention from reviewers, and to elicit award-nominations. It is thematically interesting, culturally diverse, well-written, futuristic, and very funny.

Set in the year 2021, this fantastic YA novel explores the tension between a young woman's future building infrastructure for Augmented Reality, and the commitment she makes to her dying grandmother to honour ancient Chinese magic. The Geomancer's Compass imagines a world in the near future while exploring the Chinese immigrant experience and the expanding, elastic and shifting nature of reality.
Learn more about the book and author at Melissa Hardy's website.

Writers Read: Melissa Hardy.

--Marshal Zeringue