Join us for a virtual author talk with Danny Vitale, a graduate of Edgemont High School and author of "Orphans of Canland."
It's 2088, and the dust has settled on America, decades after an environmental collapse. The eco-totalitarian organization, WORLD, has reconfigured society with the intention of restoring nature. Twelve-year-old eternal optimist Tristan Weekes lives in what he believes must be paradise: Canland, an agrarian California desert-greening project. But when a slew of violent acts befalls Canland, Tristan must confront certain truths about the community he loves-including his family's secrets, his own involvement in the horrors enacted by WORLD, and the debts that are owed to the orphans of Canland.
In this work of literary fiction, set against the backdrop of a frighteningly plausible dystopia, Daniel Vitale explores the fate of our planet, the nature of family, and the duty of science, as "Orphans of Canland" asks: What does it mean to belong on Earth?
Daniel Vitale is a writer and graduate of Edgemont High School and Amherst College. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and dog. Orphans of Canland is his first novel.
"Orphans of Canland" will be released on November 15th. Copies will be available to borrow from the library. You can also purchase a copy from Amazon.
This is a virtual program. You will receive a link to the Zoom meeting an hour before the event.