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Short Synopsis
Maria Ingrande Mora presents her debut novel, a must-listen dystopian fantasy.

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Sixteen-year-old Nate is a Gem—a Genetically Engineered Medical Surrogate—created by Gathos City scientists as a cure for the elite from the fatal lung rot ravaging the population. As a child, Nate was smuggled out of the laboratory where he was held captive and taken into the Withers—a quarantined, lawless region. He manages to survive by becoming a Tinkerer, fixing broken tech in exchange for food or a safe place to sleep. When he meets Reed, a kind and fiercely protective boy who makes his heart race, and his misfit gang of scavengers, Nate finds the family he's always longed for—even if he can't risk telling them what he is.

But Gathos created a genetic fail-safe in their Gems—a flaw in their DNA that causes their health to rapidly deteriorate as they age unless they are regularly dosed with medication controlled by Gathos City. When violence erupts across the Withers, Nate's illegal supply of medicine is cut off, and a vicious attack on Reed threatens to expose his secret. With time running out, Nate is left with only two options: work for a shadowy terrorist organization that has the means to keep him alive, or stay—and die—with the boy he loves.

"An intensely absorbing read from cover to cover, "Fragile Remedy" is an extraordinary science fiction novel by Maria Ingrande Mora and one which is especially and unreservedly recommended for middle school, high school, and community library collections for young readers ages 14-18. It should be noted for the personal reading lists of dedicated science fiction fans that "Fragile Remedy"." ---Midwest Book Review

Fragile Remedy

Author Maria Ingrande Mora

Narrated by James Fouhey

Publication date Mar 9, 2021

Running time 11 hrs

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