Ready to enjoy an amazing read this 2020? Take a look at this great book…
Q by Christina Dalcher
About The Book
Elena Fairchild is a teacher at one of the state’s new elite schools. Her daughters are exactly like her: beautiful, ambitious, and perfect. A good thing, since the recent mandate that’s swept the country is all about perfection.
Now everyone must undergo routine tests for their quotient, Q, and any children who don’t measure up are placed into new government schools. Instead, teachers can focus on the gifted.
Elena tells herself it’s not about eugenics, not really, but when one of her daughters scores lower than expected and is taken away, she intentionally fails her own test to go with her.
But what Elena discovers is far more terrifying than she ever imagined…
What a rollercoaster! After reading this book I didn’t know if I had to be angry, sad, ashamed, disappointed… Because this is not an easy read, is addictive and impossible to put down, but with an emotional charge that will hunt me for a long time.
I have no idea how the author, Christina Dalcher, writes these amazing and powerful books, they are all portraits of broken societies which have so many similar points to our present that will make any reader terrified of what possible future awaits us.
Q is a fiction world, where everyone is measured by their IQ (since their are conceived), depending on it they will be assigned to a school that will make their future bright or a hell. Elena Fairchild, the main character, has two daughters, one who is the top of the class while for the other her marks are degrading each month till the day in which has to be taken away. Elena will have to make the most difficult decision of her life, continue with her “perfect” family (her older daughter and husband) or try to rescue her younger daughter from her horrible future. This will not be an easy choice, but one that will change her life forever.
This is a book that will stay with you for a long time, it’s edgy and provocative, makes you think of your acts as a person and how you treat the people around you. We never think that all of our actions have consequences, and something that we say when we are in a bad mood can affect someone deeper than we think. This book is a reminder of karma, what we do is what we get… so maybe it’s time we start changing our way to act, don’t you think?
I loved VOX, the previous book by Christina Dalcher, but Q has blown my mind! Ready to enter to the Q world?
About The Author
Christina Dalcher is a linguist, novelist, and flash fiction writer living in the American South. She has over 100 publishing credits in the UK, US, and Australia. Recognitions include first prize in the Bath Flash Fiction Award (February 2019), second prize in the 2016 Bartleby Snopes Dialogue-Only Contest, and nominations for The Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and Best Small Fictions.
Her flash fiction appears in The Molotov Cocktail Prize Winners’ anthology, Whiskey Paper, Split Lip Magazine, (b)OINK, Five2One Magazine, and several others.
Laura Bradford of Bradford Literary Agency represents Christina’s novels, including the international best seller VOX.
Christina lives with her husband and the ghosts of several dogs and cats.