Landscape with invisible hand (Book, 2019) [Beloit College]
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Landscape with invisible hand

Landscape with invisible hand

Author: M T Anderson
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2019. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
When the vuvv first landed, it came as a surprise to aspiring artist Adam and the rest of planet Earth--but not necessarily an unwelcome one. Can it really be called an invasion when the vuvv generously offered free advanced technology and cures for every illness imaginable? As it turns out, yes. With his parents' jobs replaced by alien tech and no money for food, clean water, or the vuvv's miraculous medicine, Adam  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Young adult works
Fiction
Juvenile works
Science fiction
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M T Anderson
ISBN: 9780763699505 0763699500
OCLC Number: 1102648024
Description: 149 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: M.T. Anderson.

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When the vuvv first landed, it came as a surprise to aspiring artist Adam and the rest of planet Earth--but not necessarily an unwelcome one. Can it really be called an invasion when the vuvv generously offered free advanced technology and cures for every illness imaginable? As it turns out, yes. With his parents' jobs replaced by alien tech and no money for food, clean water, or the vuvv's miraculous medicine, Adam and his girlfriend, Chloe, have to get creative to survive. And since the vuvv crave anything they deem "classic" Earth culture (doo-wop music, still-life paintings of fruit, true love), recording 1950s-style dates for the vuvv to watch in a pay-per-minute format seems like a brilliant idea. But it's hard for Adam and Chloe to sell true love when they hate each other more with every passing episode. Soon enough, Adam must decide how far he's willing to go--and what he's willing to sacrifice--to give the vuvv what they want
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A modern, Sci-Fi take on 1984

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2018-09-25) Excellent Permalink

Anderson is this generation's unsung great dystopian writer.

Like his other YA book, Feed, Landscape with Invisible Hand is a terrifying and terrible social commentary with characters that are eerily familiar in today's desperate times.

This story actually reminds me more of "Brazil",...
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