A Post-9/11 Dystopian Classic: Carolyn See’s “There Will Never Be Another You”

If you are familiar with Carolyn See’s novels, you probably know her dystopian cult classic, Golden Days. But her 2006 novel, There Will Never Be Another You, is more relevant as the 20th anniversary of 9/11 approaches:  it begins on 9/11, with a raging widow in L.A. whose husband has just died in her arms.  She cannot care about a public tragedy, which soon will be exploited by the government as an excuse for two wars. As the years go by, her son, Phil, a dermatologist, is “drafted’ by a Homeland Security-like agency to identify and treat  lethal viruses like SARS that are spreading through the U.S.  Was Carolyn See prescient?

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