Clan

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Clans are Unity. No variation. No deviation. On Clades, to be a Clan is to be an exact copy. A perfect society cloning themselves to survive, even as the zombielike Frags threaten to overrun them on an unforgiving planet. Clan 1672 (privately known as Twain) was never supposed to survive the Incubation Tank. But he did. Illegally. He is different from the other Clans. A secret that could destroy him.____Fast-paced and dark, Clan pushes the concept that an exact clone is impossible. This story simultaneously explores and satirizes the themes of identity and individuality. Clan begins on an abandoned planet, where a single survivor refuses to live alone. Fifty years later, the Clan has emerged: an all-male society of the survivor's clones, who live harmoniously with an ideal of no personal identities and label each other with numbers. In order to prevent conflict, their creator has strictly raised the clones to believe they are one and a constant reflection of one another.The main protagonist in this culture is the adolescent Twain, known to his fellow Clan as 1672. Every day, the nervous, shy Twain attempts to conceal the secret of his altered DNA while trying to fit in as a normal teenage clone in the strict society. Twain enters the public school system, where he is harassed by a classmate named Chad, who senses the boy’s difference. Later, Twain is befriended by a dubious ally named Buster, a boy who promotes individualism among clones. The boys’ conflicts parallel the rising change in their colony. Equality and unity splinter day by day as new emotions are discovered: discrimination, jealousy, and competition rip apart the Clans’ sense of neutrality. Brutal crime becomes rampant in a world where physical appearance, DNA, and fingerprints provide no proof of guilt. The three forge a tenuous bond when they are exiled from mainstream society, and even wanted dead. Chad is charged with a murder he did not commit, while Buster is accused of "narcissism," homosexual behavior considered criminally deviant by law. Twain’s hidden physical differences are revealed. The three boys fight to believe that somehow they can survive -- that there can be freedom from their fishbowl lives.

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Expired Deals Clan Clans are Unity. No variation. No deviation. On Clades, to be a Clan is to be an exact copy. A perfect society cloning themselves to survive, even as the zombielike Frags threaten to overrun them on an unforgiving planet. Clan 1672 (privately known as Twain) was never supposed to survive the Incubation Tank. But he did. Illegally. He is different from the other Clans. A secret that could destroy him.____Fast-paced and dark, Clan pushes the concept that an exact clone is impossible. This story simultaneously explores and satirizes the themes of identity and individuality. Clan begins on an abandoned planet, where a single survivor refuses to live alone. Fifty years later, the Clan has emerged: an all-male society of the survivor's clones, who live harmoniously with an ideal of no personal identities and label each other with numbers. In order to prevent conflict, their creator has strictly raised the clones to believe they are one and a constant reflection of one another.The main protagonist in this culture is the adolescent Twain, known to his fellow Clan as 1672. Every day, the nervous, shy Twain attempts to conceal the secret of his altered DNA while trying to fit in as a normal teenage clone in the strict society. Twain enters the public school system, where he is harassed by a classmate named Chad, who senses the boy’s difference. Later, Twain is befriended by a dubious ally named Buster, a boy who promotes individualism among clones. The boys’ conflicts parallel the rising change in their colony. Equality and unity splinter day by day as new emotions are discovered: discrimination, jealousy, and competition rip apart the Clans’ sense of neutrality. Brutal crime becomes rampant in a world where physical appearance, DNA, and fingerprints provide no proof of guilt. The three forge a tenuous bond when they are exiled from mainstream society, and even wanted dead. Chad is charged with a murder he did not commit, while Buster is accused of "narcissism," homosexual behavior considered criminally deviant by law. Twain’s hidden physical differences are revealed. The three boys fight to believe that somehow they can survive -- that there can be freedom from their fishbowl lives. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31T8hgUlbIL._SL160_.jpg
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