In what used to be the suburbs of Chicago, a community lives and breathes despite the Silents in the wilds beyond. It’s a bit of a straightjacket for fifteen year old Becky, facing marriage to one of the available men and bearing children who may or may not be sane. Until the unthinkable happens – the zombie-like Silents begin to recover their reason. The stage is set for a conflict between survivors and recovered, and between old ways and new.
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