The country of Ice Cream Star / Sandra Newman.
Publication year: 2015
Publisher: London : Vintage Books,
ISBN: 9780099554653 (pbk.) :
Originally published: London: Chatto & Windus, 2014.
In the ruins of a future America, fifteen-year-old Ice Cream Star and her people survive by scavenging in the detritus of an abandoned civilization. Theirs is a world of children - by the time they are twenty, each of them dies from a disease they call posies. When her brother sickens, Ice Cream sets out on the trail of a cure, led by a stranger whose intentions remain unclear. It's a quest that will lead her to love and heartbreak, to captivity and to a nation's throne, and ultimately into a war that threatens to doom everyone she loves.
628 pages ; 20 cm
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