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H. A. Swain

Biography

H. A. Swain

H. A. Swain is the author of several previous books, including the adult fiction title COLD FEET; the craft book MAKE THESE TOYS; and the YA novel JOSIE GRIFFIN IS NOT A VAMPIRE. She lives in Brooklyn.

H. A. Swain

Books by H. A. Swain

by H. A. Swain - Dystopian Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Zimri Robinson, a natural musical prodigy, is a "plebe" --- a worker at the enormous warehouse that supplies an on-line marketplace that has supplanted all commerce. Her grueling schedule and her grandmother's illness can't keep her from making music --- even if it is illegal. Orpheus and Zimri are not supposed to meet. He is meant for greatness; she is not. But sometimes, rules are meant to be broken.

by H. A. Swain - Dystopian Fiction, Young Adult 14+
In Thalia’s world, there is no more food and no need for food, as everyone takes medication to ward off hunger. Her parents both work for the company that developed the drugs society consumes to quell any food cravings, and they live a life of privilege as a result. When Thalia meets a boy who is part of an underground movement to bring food back, she realizes that there is an entire world outside her own. She also starts to feel hunger, and so does the boy. Are the meds no longer working? Together, they set out to find the only thing that will quell their hunger: real food. It’s a journey that will change everything Thalia thought she knew. But can a "privy" like her ever truly be part of a revolution?