I’m excited to welcome yet another talented CLFA author, Lilia Fabry, to Writestream Tuesday on August 26 at 1 p.m. Eastern to discuss her debut novel, Ordinance 93:
Want a Baby? Get permission. Four people are about to break this law.
With the blessing of the 55th President of the United States, the newly formed Office of Familial Equality
promises to end all the nation’s problems including poverty and illness with the Family Protection Act. The only catch is all pregnancies must be registered and approved.
All eyes turn to the first person to break the law, Justin Winters, an electrician suddenly turned subject of national attention. Joining him in the escape are the women known only as Spring, Summer, and Fall as they work together to run from the bureaucracy and national spotlight that pursues them.
Once the secretary of the OFE learns Winters has tested positive for causing multiple unregistered pregnancies, he comes after him full force, as the future of the Act rests upon if and how Winters and the women are brought in. Their successful defiance would lead to more defectors, their capture providing an opportunity to make an example of them all.
With little more than the clothes on their backs, the four set off on a quest for freedom and to keep the identity of the mother a secret. Most of all, they are running from an ordinance in the law which threatens what they hold most dear.
I’m looking forward to delving into the plot and themes of this haunting tale with the highly talented Lilia, who gladly welcomes your questions and comments during the live broadcast at (347) 345-7246.
In the second hour, stay tuned for some “Public Service Satire” with the Right Wing Riot featuring the Luminaries of Liberty, Scary Smart, Ms. Always Right and the Prince of Whitebread.
To listen live online, click on this link. Or listen by phone at (347) 945-7246. See you Tuesday!