Number of pages: 272
Dimensions: 125 mm x 210 mm
Publisher: UAB Alma littera
The book "Disconnect" is a young adult dystopian that focuses on the disintegration and loss of human senses and human realtions, the gift or curse of vulnerability and liveliness and the power of technology and virtuality. It portrays a near future where people have gradually lost their sensations and feelings and are no longer able to communicate with each other face to face.
In this society that has evolved towards a more perfect type of humans, a lot of was done to quench the desire of human so as to keep them out of any suffering and negativity. That is why all children starting their 5th school year undergoes a procedure: are wrapped into a hormonal capsule, which would gradually diminish their senses and sensations including sexual desired as well. Without ability to feel like ancestors did, without real meetings and experience of love - people suffer less, can dedicate their time to brain activities and other scientfic achievements in trans-life.
Where is power, there is resistance, Gryta is not a lonely inadequate in the society. There is her mom who though helps her daughter to adapt to the present, has a disguised liking to the past.
On top of that, Gryta meets a guy who looks very strange and does not seem to behave within the rules of the system. Will the two confront the system which seems to be unconfronted?
This work is the winner of first teenagers and youth literature contest organized by Publishing house "Alma littera"
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