Severed Roots: A dystopian novel by Nego Huzcotoq
WHO ARE YOU IF YOU HAVE NO ROOTS, NO REAL CONNECTIONS? In an alternative contemporary reality, Nick Wong is a product of the Children's Centres –government-run residential schools designed to prevent all forms of patriarchy and help usher in an unprecedented age of world peace. While girls are groomed for leadership, boys are taught subservience. As is the case with most male graduates, Nick's emotions are stunted and he feels little connection to others. Nevertheless, his innate curiosity and his desire to do the right thing spur him on a perilous quest for Truth –about marriage, family and the need to connect with who we are. NOTE: Replete with action and mystery, the novel is profoundly thought-provoking as it confronts current controversies regarding marriage, patriarchy, gender, and the relevance of the nuclear family.