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The Harvest: A Novel by Perry Brass

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A classic novel whose truths never seem out of date, The Harvest is a universal story of human love against all odds, even if one of the lovers is not fully human. Nonstop action, incendiary eroticism, and a stark, well-thought-out scientific and political background make this an unforgettable reading experience.
In the not-so-distant future, one Corporation, combining government and business, will rule America (in other words, the real "Bail Out" is here). Food, shelter, and above all, health, will be prioritized as an old elite Corporate class rises again, behind a mask of “universal health and happiness.” Much of the “Corp’s” wealth will be invested in the production of vaccos, living human analogues, “Corporate cadavers,” raised on isolated ranches as sources for organ and tissue transplants. Drugged on “euphorics,” the vaccos will be regularly euthanized, or “harvested,” for organs scheduled for a waiting list of patients.
One such vacco, the valuable “Corporate property” Hart256043, will escape. At an underground bar specializing in illicit sex and drugs, he meets Edgar Devereaux, a successful designer and adopted son of Joshua Morgan Devereaux, a member of the Corporate board. But Edgar has a secret: he was born Chris Turner, a lower-class renegade—and can never shake his origins or a desire to retaste his wild youth. Chris and Hart bond. They discover within each other compassion, fulfillment, and a completeness outside the boundaries of “Corp” life. Edgar will reject his stepfather’s lifestyle, and join with Hart to do anything—including kill—to ensure the vacco’s survival. And Hart, one of the most appealing characters to appear in contemporary fiction, will find in the reborn Chris Turner the humanity he needs to survive.
Another pulse-pounding novel from Perry Brass, author of the gay science fiction classic, Mirage, and its sequels, Circles and Albert or The Book Of Man , about which New York’s Men’s Style magazine said: “Depth of vision and a mastery of solid prose, Brass gives us a book where lesser writers have only a premise.” With non-stop action, gothic “Frankenstein” elements, white-hot gay eroticism, and a political slant for our times, The Harvest will be one of the most talked about gender-topic books of any season. “Facinating . . . adventurous.” London Gay Times. “One of the Ten Best Books of 1997,” Lavender Magazine, Minneapolis. “In George Nader’s Chrome, the hero dared to fall in love with a robot. In The Harvest—a vastly superior novel, Chris Turner falls in love with a vacco, Hart256043.” Jesse Monteagudo, The Weekly News, Miami, Florida. Finalist, 1998 Lambda Literary Award, Gay and Lesbian Science Fiction.


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