Kiesman, Lindsay K 1991-
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Reclaimed is a medical thriller with science fiction tendencies. The narrative follows Grace, a gardener for a wealthy mayor. Grace is a Reclaimed Human mutated by the vaccine for a population-crushing pandemic. She lives a ‘healthy’ life, reliant on medications to keep her from succumbing to the leftover ailments of her past mutation. Her work with the wealthy family provides her with free medication that Elencos, the genetics company, manufactures. Out of fear of illness, Elencos has become the central authority in society. Though Grace starts to doubt the genetics company when instances of vandalism are downplayed, it is not until a friend is arrested for such occurrences that she decides to leave her home in hopes of helping her friend. She quickly aligns with the rebel group Vega, and discovers the depths of the tyrannical genetics company’s abuse of power. Medical authority has created a rigid status quo and Grace enters into a quest for emancipation, not just for herself, but for all Reclaimed Humans, from this oppressive structure.
DegreeMaster of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
DepartmentInterdisciplinary Centre for Culture and Creativity
CommitteeBattis, Jes; Hynes, Peter; Benning, Sherri; Parkinson, David
Copyright DateOctober 2017