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  • 01/2012
  • 9780983859406
  • 426 pages
  • $14.99
Matthew J. Beier
Author, Illustrator, Editor (anthology)
The Breeders

Adult; General Fiction (including literary and historical); (Market)

The storm has come. Homosexuals, once an ostracized social minority, have taken over the world. They understood the dangers of an overpopulated planet, usurped government power, and created a culture of perfectly engineered families. But Grace Jarvis and Dex Wheelock are heterosexuals--part of the government's highly controlled backup plan for reproduction--and they have a problem: Grace is pregnant. Dex is the father. It is a crime that has only one consequence: banishment to the Antarctic Sanctuary, an isolated biological reserve where reproductive criminals are allowed to exist in peace, without disrupting the rest of civilization. Yet there are rumors that genocide has already begun and that the homosexuals are finally setting natural breeders on a path to extinction. This leaves Grace and Dex with only two choices: to succumb to the tyrannical regime, or run. They choose to run. 

Matthew Beier's debut novel tells the intimate story of two people bound by the force of life itself as they set out to protect their unborn child and find value for themselves in a world that has rendered them worthless. This rainbow-tinted reflection of our own society--part political satire and part dystopian thriller--is a novel you won't want to miss.

Reviews
Publishers Weekly

"In this tense, dystopian thriller, Beier inverts the social order to explore sexual politics on a global level. Several centuries from now, following the devastating Bio Wars, homosexuals have seized control of what's left of the world, turning heterosexuals into a heavily oppressed minority, good only for strictly regulated breeding purposes. And when Dex Wheelock and Grace Jarvis—both part of the ruling order's backup plan for reproduction—conceive a child during a one-night stand, they are forced to go underground to avoid prison—or worse. Meanwhile, the ruling New Rainbow Order sets plans in motion to enact a final solution for all heterosexuals. The end result is a bleak, terrifying world in which all hope seems lost. Unfortunately, Beier takes his material so seriously that the book's satirical elements may be lost on many readers. The author's solid prose and unforgettable story line are undone by heavy-handed allegories and an unsatisfying conclusion."

The Advocate Magazine

"Heart-wrenching . . . filled with passion and inspiration. Truly an engrossing read."

Formats
Paperback Book Details
  • 01/2012
  • 9780983859406
  • 426 pages
  • $14.99

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