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內容簡介 為了集體的安全而放棄自由是否值得?為了自由,人們願意走多遠?對這些人來說,自由的真意又是什麼?就在不久的將來,美國爆發了一種因為恙蟲引起的致命疾病,一旦被蟲叮咬,數秒內即暴斃身亡。為了阻止疾病的蔓延,政府將人民集中到尚無恙蟲感染的區域,並且在保護區外,放火燒了大地。這些在無恙蟲感染區中的人,稱呼那片焦土區為"鹽帶"。鹽帶之外的廣大地區,充滿過去人類活動的遺跡,還有所謂的大自然。保護區內一個名為「區外有限遊覽公司」的旅行社看準了極度涉險旅遊的商機,以鹽區外的探險旅遊為號召,不斷吸引以涉險為樂趣的旅客們。最新成行的冒險團成員有超級巨星Jesse與女友Edie,科技巨擘Wes,看似無害的家庭主婦Marta,還有嚮導Andy。每個成員繳交了高額的旅費,他們的冒險動機都不相同,每個人都有不為人知的過去。這些人通過了3周的訓練,開始冒險的旅程。當他們抵達鹽帶之外的區域才發現,恙蟲並非是最令人恐懼的東西。在一個名為Ruby的城市,原來還居住著一群不願被恐懼擺布、活在處處受限的區域內的人,他們深怕冒險團的人摧毀他們好不容易建立的環境,於是便綁架了這群團員。每個團員因為不同的冒險動機而各懷鬼胎,猜忌、合作與情誼在團員之間流轉。同時,他們也在決定,到底要回到鹽帶之內的保護區過著安全無虞卻無趣的生活,還是留在鹽帶之外,與Ruby城的人為伍,過著危機處處卻自由的日子。In the spirit of Station Eleven and California, award-winning novelist Holly Goddard Jones offers a literary spin on the dystopian genre with this gripping story of survival and humanity about a group of adrenaline junkies who jump “the Salt Line.”How far will they go for their freedom—once they decide what freedom really means?In an unspecified future, the United States’ borders have receded behind a salt line—a ring of scorched earth that protects its citizens from deadly disease-carrying ticks. Those within the zone live safe, if limited, lives in a society controlled by a common fear. Few have any reason to venture out of zone, except for the adrenaline junkies who pay a fortune to tour what’s left of nature. Those among the latest expedition include a popstar and his girlfriend, Edie; the tech giant Wes; and Marta; a seemingly simple housewife.Once out of zone, the group find themselves at the mercy of deadly ticks—and at the center of a murderous plot. They become captives in Ruby City, a community made up of outer-zone survivors determined to protect their hardscrabble existence. As alliances and friendships shift amongst the hostages, Edie, Wes, and Marta must decide how far they are willing to go to get to the right side of the salt line.


作者介紹 Holly Goddard Jones Holly Goddard Jones目前是北卡羅來納大學Greensboro校區創意寫作教師,曾獲南方作家協會優秀小說獎項(Hillsdale Prize),作品曾收錄於《美國最佳神秘故事集》中,這本Salt Line是她的第二部小說。 Normal 0 0 2 false false false EN-US ZH-TW X-NONE * Style Definitions * table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:表格內文; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-font-kerning:1.0pt;}Holly Goddard Jones is the author of The Next Time You See Me and Girl Trouble(stories). Her work has appeared in The Best American Mystery Stories, New Stories from the South, Tin House magazine, and elsewhere. She was a recipient of The Fellowship of Southern Writers’ Hillsdale Prize for Excellence in Fiction and of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award. She earned her M.F.A. from Ohio State University and her B.A. from the University of Kentucky. She teaches creative writing at UNC Greensboro and lives in Greensboro with her husband, Brandon, and their children.

The Salt Line:為了集體的安全而放棄自由是否值得?為了自由,人們願意走多遠?對這些人來說,自由的真意又是什麼?就在不久的將來,美國爆發了一種因為恙蟲引起的致命疾

書名 / The Salt Line
簡介 / The Salt Line:為了集體的安全而放棄自由是否值得?為了自由,人們願意走多遠?對這些人來說,自由的真意又是什麼?就在不久的將來,美國爆發了一種因為恙蟲引起的致命疾
作者 / Holly Goddard Jones
誠品26碼 / 2681465334008
ISBN13 / 9780735218383
ISBN10 / 0735218382
EAN / 9780735218383
尺寸 / 22.8X15.2CM
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語言 / 英文
頁數 / 400
裝訂 / 平裝