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"An intriguing, thought-provoking fusion of medical thriller and apocalyptic fiction . . . A page-turner of the highest order."
" . . . Provocative and stunning, with an unexpected plot twist that will hold readers captive."
FIRST, THE STRANGE CREATURES FROM THE RIVER. THEN THE HORDES OF KILLER MOSQUITOES. THEN THE RAGING PLAGUE. AMIDST THE RAVAGES OF DEATH AND
PESTILENCE, ONE DOCTOR TURNS TO AN ANCIENT CURE.
In a warming world, the stage is set for malevolent storms, deadly diseases, and human conflict. As the death toll rises and vital resources thin out, bigotry rears its ugly horns and racial
tension ignites. When life-saving drugs run out and hospital morgues turn into mass graves, Dr. Jamal Jackson hatches a contentious plan: unleash a beast to kill another beast---extinguish
the plague with a genetic anomaly that he, ironically, had long since vowed to purge from the face of the earth. Then it occurs to him. The very race that history had once condemned could very
well be the most resilient of all---and the very gene that he had so reviled could be the very cure that could save all.
"An intriguing, thought-provoking fusion of medical thriller and apocalyptic fiction . . . A page-turner of the highest order." --- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
" . . . Provocative and stunning, with an unexpected plot twist that will hold readers captive . . . The Final Race is extraordinary. . ." --- Independent Professional Book Reviewers
From the Author
Based on contemporary science and historical accounts, The Final Race explores the complex interconnections between race and racism, sickle cell disease, malaria, and climate change.
Inspired by true events, the novel sharply echoes:
- The roots of white supremacy
- The tragedy of African slavery
- The ravages of sickle cell disease--a racial affliction
- The curse of malaria and the paradox of the sickle gene
- The perils of climate change and global spread of disease
- The irony of segregation in light of human evolution
The first book to weave together such an ensemble of incisive issues, The Final Race serves as an educational resource for everyone in the national and international stage. It traces the
historical impact of African slavery, the consequent introduction of the sickle gene into the Americas by way of the brutal trans-Atlantic slave trade, and the dark history of racism in the United
States. It also probes the consequences of a changing climate, its potential role in the global resurgence of malaria, the innate resistance conferred by the sickle gene against malaria, and
the selective survival advantage of those who carry the gene (mostly those of African, Hispanic, Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean descent).
A cross between a factual book and general fiction, The Final Race opens a wide room for discussion and debate. Infused with real-life human drama and imbued with several pieces of
American history, from Abraham Lincoln to Martin Luther King, Jr. to Barack Obama, The Final Race offers a different vantage point that hopes to inspire readers to better understand the world
that we live in and the fact that every person, regardless of race or creed, is so much more than the color of his or her skin.
Peace on earth.
Paperback: 290 pages
Publisher: Mill City Press, Inc.
Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 0.6 inches
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Named to Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2012.
Publisher: Publish Green
ISBN 13: 978-1-938008-45-0
ISBN 13: 978-1-938008-44-3
Featured: Kirkus Reviews, Vol. LXXX, Aug 2012. Critics'
Picks (Indie), kirkusreviews.com.