Book: A Song For A New Day
Author: Sarah Pinsker
This is my 46th read for the year
This is the story about Luce and Rosemary. The book starts with Luce in the past and Rosemary in the future, and soon their paths cross. In Luce's past, a pandemic is about to start. A pox of some sort is killing people and it drives people indoors. No one is allowed to gather in large groups, and working from home becomes the norm. Rosemary is a young woman who is working for a large company, from home because that is what she believe is the only choice she has. When she gets a chance to switch jobs and actually go outdoors and meet people she isn't sure what to think. At first she is terrified of being so close to people, but soon she discovers what she has been missing. Her new company wants her to search for bands to bring to their virtual platform. She "discovers" Luce and her band and when she reports the find back to her new job, things take a change that Rosemary cannot undo. The story unfolds with Luce who is trying to find her way as a musician in this new world and Rosemary trying to find where she belongs.
This was an okay book. I was looking for a dystopian novel to listen to and found this available at the library. I would say this is a light dystopian. Meaning that most of the story was about the musicians and the music and the bands. It barely covered the pandemic and what happened. Didn't really unfold how the world came to be the way it was. So it didn't really fulfill for me the whole "dystopain" genre based on that.
Iwill say - this was written in 2019- another author who wrote about a pandemic that drove people into a virtual world - without knowing what was coming. Also - if you really love bands and stories about them - this book is for you.