The Folk of the Fringe Author:Orson Scott Card The disaster predicted for so long has finally happened. And although only a few nuclear bombs actually fell in America, there are other, more insidious weapons -- both biological and cultural -- which have brought civilization crashing down. — Yet even as mob rule claims the lives of many, and deprivation and disease take an equally heavy toll, ... more »there are those who will not give up the struggle to survive. For these people, living on the fringe, there is still one last sanctuary: Deseret, a haven created and run by Mormons, who are slowly reclaiming Utah, Colorado and Idaho, building a new, hopefully saner society.
Now, in a series of fascinating tales as only Orson Scott Card could conceive them, you'll meet Jamie Teague, a scavenger who rescues a group of Mormons fleeing a terrifying massacre in Carolina, and agrees to help them on their journey to Deseret... Deaver, an orphan who can't stop searching for the life he believes should have been his... Carpenter, a teaher whose wheelchair and computer-synthesized voice reflect the bitter lessons he has learned... and Sam Monson, father of the child who will one day rule a new America. They are the people of Deseret -- hard-working pioneers, true survivors -- determined to build a new and better society out of the ruins of what was once the United States.« less