The Humanity Project

After surviving a horrific shooting at her high school, fifteen-year-old Linnea is packed off to live with her estranged father, Art, in California. Art, not much more than a child himself, doesn't quite understand how or why he has suddenly become responsible for raising a sullen--and probably deeply damaged--adolescent girl. And although Linnea has little interest in her father, she becomes fascinated by the eccentric cast of characters surrounding him: Conner, a local handyman whose own home life is a war zone, and Christie, her neighbor, who has just been given the reins to a bizarrely named charity fund, the Humanity Project. As the Fund gains traction and Linnea begins to heal, the Humanity Project begs the question: Can you indeed pay someone to be good? At what price? Thompson proves herself at the height of her powers in "The Humanity Project, " crafting emotionally suspenseful and thoroughly entertaining characters, in which we inevitably see ourselves. Set against the backdrop of current events and cultural calamity, it is at once a multifaceted ensemble drama and a deftly observant story of our twenty-first-century society.

Product Overview
ISBN 9780142180907
Categories BX, Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction: Personal Development, Reference
Author(s) Jean Thompson
Publisher Plume Books
Pages 337
Format Paperback
Dimensions 13.2cm x 1.7cm x 20.2cm
Weight 0.33 kg
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