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2030

(2011)
The Real Story of What Happens to America
A novel by

 
Is this what's in store?

June 12, 2030 started out like any other day in memory - and by then, memories were long. Since cancer had been cured fifteen years before, America's population was aging rapidly. That sounds like good news, but consider this: millions of baby boomers, with a big natural predator picked off, were sucking dry benefits and resources that were never meant to hold them into their eighties and beyond. Young people around the country simmered with resentment toward 'the olds' and anger at the treadmill they could never get off of just to maintain their parents' entitlement programs.

But on that June 12th, everything changed: a massive earthquake devastated Los Angeles, and the government, always teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, was unable to respond.

The fallout from the earthquake sets in motion a sweeping novel of ideas that pits national hope for the future against assurances from the past and is peopled by a memorable cast of refugees and billionaires, presidents and revolutionaries, all struggling to find their way. In 2030, the author's all-too-believable imagining of where today's challenges could lead us tomorrow makes gripping and thought-provoking reading.

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Hardback Editions

May 2011 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: 2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America
Author(s): Albert Brooks
ISBN: 0-312-58372-9 / 978-0-312-58372-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

April 2012 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: 2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America
Author(s): Albert Brooks
ISBN: 0-312-59129-2 / 978-0-312-59129-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

May 2011 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: 2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America
Author(s): Albert Brooks
ISBN: 1-4526-0290-5 / 978-1-4526-0290-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2011 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: 2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America
Author(s): Albert Brooks
ISBN: 1-4526-3290-1 / 978-1-4526-3290-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

May 2011 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: 2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America
Author(s): Albert Brooks
ISBN: 1-4526-5290-2 / 978-1-4526-5290-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

May 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: 2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America
Author(s): Albert Brooks
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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