The Ask and the AnswerBook - 2009
Reaching the end of their tense and desperate flight in THE KNIFE OF NEVER LETTING GO, Todd and Viola did not find healing and hope in Haven. They found instead their worst enemy, Mayor Prentiss, waiting to welcome them to New Prentisstown. There they are forced into separate lives: Todd to prison, and Viola to a house of healing where her wounds are treated. Soon Viola is swept into the ruthless activities of the Answer, aimed at overthrowing the tyrannical government. Todd, meanwhile, faces impossible choices when forced to join the mayor's oppressive new regime. In alternating narratives -- Todd's gritty and volati≤ Viola's calmer but equally stubborn -- the two struggle to reconcile their own dubious actions with their deepest beliefs. Torn by confusion and compromise, suspicion and betrayal, can their trust in each other possibly survive?
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Violence: Torture, genocide, terrorism.
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The Ask and the Answer picks up right where The Knife of Never Letting Go ends, and you'll never see it coming.
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There is only silence when it happens. It isn't loud or struggled against or violent or anything at all. She just falls quiet. A certain type of quiet that you know is endless as soon as you hear it. A quiet that muffles everything around it. Turning off the volume of the world.