The companions : : a novel

Title The companions : : a novel
Names Flynn, Katie M.
Length 8 hours, 3 minutes
Book Number DB113677
Title Status Active
Narrator Crouch, Michael.
Huber, Hillary.
Moon, Erin.
Thaxton, Candace.
Zeller, Emily Woo.
Ocampo, Ramon de.
Vilinsky, Jesse.
Ross, Rebekkah.
Language English
Annotation "In the wake of a highly contagious virus, California is under quarantine. Sequestered in high rise towers, the living can't go out, but the dead can come in-and they come in all forms, from sad rolling cans to manufactured bodies that can pass for human. Wealthy participants in the "companionship" program choose to upload their consciousness before dying, so they can stay in the custody of their families. The less fortunate are rented out to strangers upon their death, but all companions become the intellectual property of Metis Corporation, creating a new class of people-a command-driven product-class without legal rights or true free will. Sixteen-year-old Lilac is one of the less fortunate, leased to a family of strangers. But when she realizes she's able to defy commands, she throws off the shackles of servitude and runs away, searching for the woman who killed her. Lilac's act of rebellion sets off a chain of events that sweeps from San Francisco to Siberia to the very tip of South America. While the novel traces Lilac's journey through an exquisitely imagined Northern California, the story is told from eight different points of view-some human, some companion-that explore the complex shapes love, revenge, and loneliness take when the dead linger on." -- Provided by publisher. -- Unrated. Commercial audiobook.
Medium Digital Books
Audience Notes Group narration. NLS/BPH
Unrated. NLS/BPD
Local Subject Unrated - UNRAT
Novels
American fiction - Pre 1970 - 813
American literature in English - 810
LC Subject Dystopian fiction
Consciousness - Fiction
Dead - Fiction
Epidemics - Fiction
Immortalism - Fiction
Quarantine - Fiction
Social stratification - Fiction
Viruses - Fiction
California - Fiction
Fiction
Fiction
Dystopian fiction
Novels
Science fiction
Call Number 813.6 AFI
Released 2023
Publication Info Washington, D.C. : National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library of Congress, 2023.
Original Publication Reissue of: New York, New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2020. 9781797104089
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