Hadrian's Lover by Patricia Marie BuddHadrian's Lover by Patricia Marie Budd

Hadrian's Lover

byPatricia Marie Budd

Paperback | August 22, 2013

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"Hadrian's Lover is a stunning novel about a dystopian society disguised as a utopian one...it raises difficult questions about right and wrong, government control, and an individual's right to express himself freely and be accepted for his sexual preference, regardless of what it is." - Tyler R. Tichelaar, PH.D. and author of the award-winning Narrow LivesWhat if you lived in a world where homosexuality was the norm and all forms of heterosexual behavior were illegal?In the near future the human population has grown to such excess that the earth is no longer able to sustain humanity's astronomical numbers. Poverty, starvation, and disease are rampant. Only the country of Hadrian seems able to defend itself against the ravages of overpopulation by restricting its growth and encasing its country behind a defensive wall. Procreation does not happen by chance in Hadrian. There are no unwanted pregnancies. No accidents. All pregnancies occur through in vitro fertilization, and every citizen is responsible for rearing one of Hadrian's children.Heterosexuality is deemed the ill that has led humanity to the brink. In Hadrian, no one dares to express interest in the opposite sex; to do so would result in exile or reeducation.Hadrian's Lover tells the story of Todd Middleton, a teenage boy struggling to keep the secret of his heterosexuality. Read on, and feel with him as he suffers the indignities of a society determined to "cure" him of his plight.Patricia Marie Budd is a high school English teacher living in northern Alberta, Canada. She has been a safe zone for her LGBT* students throughout her twenty year career. Hadrian's Lover is her third novel.
Title:Hadrian's LoverFormat:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:August 22, 2013Publisher:ConsignmentLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1909878472

ISBN - 13:9781909878471

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