Hipstopia by R.A. Desilets
Hey everyone! I'm happy to bring you the cover and a little more information about the novelette Hipstopia by R.A. Desilets. Most of you know that I don't often read novelettes because I prefer full-length novels, but I did a review for R.A.'s My Summer Vacation by Terrance Wade and found it very refreshing and a well-wrapped up story. Hipstopia is part of a duet called "The Uprising".
Expected Publication: July 22, 2013
Genre: YA (semi-comedic) Dystopian
It's been three years since Murphy led the Hipster uprising. For three years, Jay has been by his side. All that's about to change. It starts with the beautifully intense Prisoner Forty-Seven... and a loaded gun.
More about Hipstopia:
J.C.: Can you give me three words to describe Hipstopia?
R.A.: I think this phrase sums up Hipstopia pretty well, "Because it's fashionable."
J.C.: Will you tell me a little more about the world?
R.A.: Since this is told from Jay's perspective, it's only appropriate that I explain why he loves Hipstopia. He loves being fashionable without putting too much thought into it, and he loves how everything is done locally, without faceless corporations. Jay's the right-hand man to the charismatic Hipstopian leader, Murphy. Jay respects him, not just because Murphy has the biggest glasses in Hipstopia. They built a world on being fashionable, and the first person to make Jay question his life is the outsider, Prisoner Forty-Seven.
J.C.: What was the inspiration behind it?
R.A.: I follow Courtney Summers on twitter (though, I am shamefully not on twitter as much as I probably should be). She tweeted about how she was waiting for a YA hipster dystopian novel. It was a joke, but I responded with what is now a line in my book, "We don't do this because it's right or wrong. We don't do this for justice. We do this because it's fashionable." Despite it being a joke, these characters started forming in my head, and I had to write their story. I've always loved YA dystopian, but never had a reason to write it until now.
About R.A. Desilets:
"My Summer Vacation by Terrance Wade" is her debut novelette, published in December 2012.
She currently resides in California with her husband and cats.
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