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    • 246 pages
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    • Black & White interior
    • 246 pages
  • Keywords
    • Psychological thriller,
    • Dystopian YA,
    • Soft Science Fiction,
    • Young adult female protagonist,
    • Romance,
    • Near Future,
    • Speculative Society

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The Quiet Limit
by Trista Lundquist

I had come to terms with my inability to change whatever it was at this point. It was coming whether I knew how it would happen or not. What if you knew what year you’d die? Since she could first comprehend the meaning of death Lai has known she’d only live to see eighteen years. In her secluded community, scientists calculate residents’ life expectancies at birth and one’s place within society is determined based on their lifespan. Tragically, Lai’s anticipated Year of Death has defined her as someone with little value to society. When her eighteenth birthday comes and goes, she knows she’s living on borrowed time and begins to emotionally withdraw and resign herself to her fate. That’s when Lai discovers something that shocks her to her core and forces her to face the reality that the controlled, peaceful, productive community she knows is hiding something deeply sinister. Set in a speculative society that is so imaginatively conceived we’re never quite sure if it’s utopian or dystopian, The Quiet Limit gives us a heartbroken protagonist at the most heightened and emotional moment of her life and sets her on an urgent, dangerous quest to find answers before her time is up.

"Startling... shocking... secrets festering within her seemingly utopian community and within her own memories. Lai’s looming death is present from the first page. The novel’s tension comes as a result of Lai’s looming deadline. This makes her investigation and romance more intense. She worries that she doesn’t have enough time or resources to find the truth; further, additional mysteries arise with each bit of learned information. A revolutionary figure is the impetus for the story’s final expansion. In the startling dystopian novel The Quiet Limit, a doomed teenager confronts her faux-utopian society’s terrifying secret." -Foreword Clarion Reviews

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Trista Lundquist lives in Winnipeg, Canada where she works as a creative specialist which allows her to both design and write to her heart’s content. She has a bachelor’s degree in English as well as her graphic design diploma. When she’s not writing she enjoys spending time with her husband, two sons, and her dog and obsessing over houseplants. You can connect with her on Instagram at by.tristalundquist or at


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