The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza

The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza

Large Print - 1998
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2097 is a transformed world. Thirty years earlier, a mysterious plague wiped out 97 percent of the male population, devastating every world system from governments to sports teams, and causing both universal and unimaginable grief. In the face of such massive despair, women were forced to take over control of the planet--and in doing so they eliminated all of Earth's most pressing issues. Poverty, crime, warfare, hunger . . . all gone.

But there's a price to pay for this new "utopia," which fourteen-year-old Kellen is all too familiar with. Every day, he deals with life as part of a tiny minority that is purposefully kept subservient and small in numbers. His career choices and relationship options are severely limited and controlled. He also lives under the threat of scattered recurrences of the plague, which seem to pop up wherever small pockets of men begin to regroup and grow in numbers.

And then one day, his mother's boss, an iconic political figure, shows up at his home. Kellen overhears something he shouldn't--another outbreak seems to be headed for Afterlight, the rural community where his father and a small group of men live separately from the female-dominated society. Along with a few other suspicious events, like the mysterious disappearances of Kellen's progressive teacher and his Aunt Paige, Kellen is starting to wonder whether the plague recurrences are even accidental. No matter what the truth is, Kellen cares only about one thing--he has to save his father.
Publisher: Rockland, MA : Wheeler Pub., [1998], c1980.
ISBN: 9781568956022
1568956029
Characteristics: 257 p. (large print) ; 24 cm.

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Jul 17, 2017

The library's description of this book is quite wrong! It's about Bernie Rhodenbarr, a bookstore owner and a thief with a conscience! lol...anyway, something about the writing really keeps my interest! These stories aren't super exciting, but they are good for a few out loud chuckles and they are good mysteries! I enjoy this series!

B2K2rEaD Nov 02, 2012

Another Bernie gem.
Some unusual twists but very good reading

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Jul 17, 2017

Other: The library's description of this book is completely wrong!

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