Hugh MacDonald will launch his new book, “And All the Stars Shall Fall”, at the Beaconsfield Carriage House on Friday at 7 p.m.
The former poet laureate is releasing the follow-up to the dystopic novel, “The Last Wild Boy”. Set in the futuristic world where women run everything because of the past mistakes of men, this series is a fascinating look at what the world could become.
Nora and Mabon have been living as fugitives in the wild outside the
feminized city of Aahimsa after putting Adam, the last wild boy, under the protection of Doctor Ueland, the manager of the Manufacturing Homeland (The
Their enemies, Blanchfleur, the powerful mayor, and her daughter, Alice (Nora's former companion), and granddaughter Tish have been living under threat from The World Federation of Femininized Cities within the walled protection of Aahimsa.
Following a surprise night attack, first on the farms and the factories of the Manuhome, and then on the city itself all the main characters, friends and enemies, are eventually thrown together and forced to adjust to their new roles as outsiders being hunted to their deaths by the brutal forces of the Federation.
“Will they stand any chance against the powerful and mindless robotic forces of the World Cities,” a news release states.
MacDonald is a poet, editor, children's author and novelist and was P.E.I. poet laureate from January 2010 until December 2012. All “The Stars Shall Fall” is his 16th book.
MacDonald was perhaps best known to Islanders as the P.E.I. representative for Random Acts of Poetry that has brought poetry to the streets and workplaces across Canada.
He has received several awards including the L.M. Montgomery Children's Literature Award for “Chung Lee Loves Lobsters” and a first prize for poetry from the Writers Federation of Nova Scotia. In 2004, he was presented Distinguished Contribution to the Literary Arts on Prince Edward Island award.
He lives near Montague with his wife, Sandra.