YXE: beyond boundaries
In this post-apocalyptic epic set after the collapse of the Digital Age, the region of YXE finds itself at war. Fifteen-year-old Petra seeks to save his pod from the Grunthers, a nomadic tribe of mutineers that have triggered a resurgence of the deadly disease known as rouge. In addition to facing the Grunthers, Petra must also deal with conflicts that have arisen between the settlers from other pods and his own, and the challenges within his own family. After his grandfather’s untimely death, Petra suddenly finds himself the leader of their pod. With the help of his friend Avery, he learns that loyalty comes from actions not mere words, and battles towards survival at all costs. In the meantime, Samuel is also fighting for the survival of his tribe, the Grunthers, while his wife languishes with a fatal case of rouge. There is much at stake as Petra sets forth beyond boundaries to regain his land in YXE. For intermediate-age readers ages 11 and up.
DegreeMaster of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
DepartmentInterdisciplinary Centre for Culture and Creativity
CommitteeLynes, Jeanette; Wright, Sharon; Ward, David
Copyright DateSeptember 2014