Publisher: Big Happy Family Audio
Date: November 2015
Duration: 9 hours 58 minutes
A dying wish. A family divided. A love that defies the law.
Sol Le Coeur is a Smudge--a night dweller in an America rigidly divided between people who wake, live, and work during the hours of darkness and those known as Rays, who live and work during daylight. Impulsive, passionate, and brave, Sol concocts a plan to kidnap her newborn niece--a Ray--in order to bring the baby to visit her dying grandfather. Sol's violation of the day/night curfew is already a serious crime, but when her kidnap attempt goes awry, she stumbles on a government conspiracy to manipulate the Smudge population. Sol escapes the authorities with an unexpected ally: a Ray who gets in her way, a boy she might have hated if fate hadn't forced them on the run together--a boy the world now tells her she can't love.
Set in a vivid alternate reality and peopled with complex, deeply human characters on both sides of the day/night divide, Elizabeth Fama's Plus One is a brilliantly imagined drama of individual liberty and civil rights, and a fast-paced romantic adventure story.
'The plot's twists and surprises make for an eventful read.... A uniquely imagined adventure.' -Booklist
'Fama smoothly unspools the details of her alternate Earth's history in conversational flashbacks that never impede the brisk pacing, yet enhance the sense of connection with her very human characters.' -Publishers Weekly
'Breakneck-paced story.' -School Library Journal