One of resilience and transformation, Conquergood’s life-changing discovery explores the depths of family, memory, love, and the mysteries that lie at the heart of the universe.
In 2183, Jerome Conquergood is an outcast roaming the abandoned and crumbling skyscrapers of Old York City outside the Korporation’s seductive and dizzying headquarters, a post-apocalyptic security-city for the mega-rich. Despite his hatred for the techno-optimism and the Korporation, Conquergood is compelled to save his mysterious twin brother Vincent by joining the Korporation, a mega-corporate and governmental entity in a world oppressed to peace.
CG Fewston produces a mesmerizing dystopian novel with cyberpunk and post-apocalyptic science fiction elements, immersing the reader into the possibilities of 2183. He creates a series of complex worlds where survival options are bleak at best.
The main character, Jerome Conquergood, is impoverished, hungry, and alone in the remnants of Old York City. Jerome’s driving objective is to locate Vincent, his enigmatic twin brother. He joins the ranks of the remaining corporate and authoritative power, Korporation. Within this upside-down world, using K’s to replace C’s is an ingenious way to disrupt the reader’s senses as Conquergood accepts his new role.
The flawless prose of the story highlights family ties, societal upheaval, human insecurity, and family ties that span multiple worlds. The story challenges one to unpack the outcome of giving away choices and control, illustrated with subtle social commentary and spellbinding storytelling. I kept considering if Jerome’s reason for entry into the Korporation was based on survival or vengeance. It creates a subtle tension in his journey.
Fans of dystopia with touches of metaphysical, transcendentalism, and mystical will enjoy the expertly crafted prose and vivid descriptions. Ultimately, it is a fascinating tale designed to insist that readers think, reflect, and wonder. It is recommended to those who enjoy exploring the plausible contradictions of the human spirit.
The American novelist CG FEWSTON has been a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy in Rome (Italy), a Visiting Fellow at Hong Kong’s CityU, & he’s been a member of the Hemingway Society, Americans for the Arts, PEN America, Club Med, & the Royal Society of Literature. He’s also been a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) based in London. He has a B.A. in English, an M.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership (honors), an M.A. in Literature (honors), and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Fiction. He was born in Texas in 1979.
Fewston is the author of several short stories and novels. His works include A Father’s Son, The New America: Collection, The Mystic’s Smile ~ A Play in 3 Acts, Vanity of Vanities, A Time to Love in Tehran, Little Hometown, America, A Time to Forget in East Berlin, and Conquergood & the Center of the Intelligible Mystery of Being.Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway