TITLE/AUTHOR: Earthlings; Sayaka Murata
PUBLISHER: Blackstone Audio
YEAR PUBLISHED: 2020
GENRE: Fiction / Literary / Coming of Age / Dystopian
FORMAT: audio LENGTH: 7 hours 6 minutes
SOURCE: library download
ONE SENTENCE SUMMARY: Don't let the cute cover lead you to believe this is a light read; it's an unsettling story that you won't easily forget.
"The person who had given birth to me said I was a dead loss, so I decided it must really be true."
"Society was a system for falling in love. People who couldn't fall in love had to fake it. What came first: the system or love?"
"I was a tool for the town's good, in two senses. Firstly, I had to study hard to become a work tool. Secondly, I had to be a good girl, so I could become a reproductive organ for the town."