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  • Keywords
    • fable,
    • hidden city,
    • political satire,
    • housing crisis,
    • overpopulation,
    • lower immigration,
    • climate change

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Jack in Pemberland
by Herschel Hardin

Here it is finally, Jack in Pemberland, the extraordinary story of the hidden city of 100,000 people in the Cayoosh Range in British Columbia. Follow Jack as he gets to know what makes the city tick. Discover how Pemberland provides housing at so low a cost that nobody has to even think about it. Learn what lies behind their population not rising above the 100,000 mark and, even more astonishing, how committed the residents are to keeping it that way. Find out the secret recipe for their enjoying all the doctors and nurses they need without taking them away from other places. Meet the main characters as you go along: former concrete-truck driver Jack Lewicki himself, now on his way to becoming a nurse; Bark Lady (store owner and savvy Pemberlander); Dindonkey (Director of Housing), Yogi Rasputnik Goorvonovitch (no description would do him justice); Sebastian O’Reilly (Pemberland’s so-called Minister of Finance), Ready-Mix Straightarrow (City of Pemberland General Secretary of Finding a Job), Sir Willgraph Reesy (creator of The Graph Factory and expert on global warming), and Ma Shen Li-ping (chef extraordinaire). You’ll likely end up wanting to move to Pemberland, but other than a modest number of refugees, only a few people are allowed in every year: Don’t forget that population limit! Well, you can’t have everything...or can you?

Some comments on Herschel Hardin’s earlier work: “Read Hardin and you’ll never be the same.” – Edmonton Journal “Wonderfully passionate, sardonic, incisive” –Montreal Gazette “Captain Courageous” – Vancouver Province “Powerful and masterful” – Globe and Mail “Fascinating, moving, and ultimately very beautiful” – CBC Radio


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