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  • The Slummer: Quarters Till Death

  • Written by: Geoffrey Simpson
  • Narrated by: Andrew Tell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)

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Written by: Geoffrey Simpson
Narrated by: Andrew Tell
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Readers' Favorite 5-Star Review, 2021

An impoverished runner, from an era of prolific genetic engineering, chases his dream of the 5,000-meter national title.

"This is the first running book I've read that I think, wow this is like peeking into my brain and my way of thinking. I will be reading it again and again." (Chris Solinsky, former American record holder—10,000 m (26:59.60))

In 2083, Benjamin Brandt is among the millions of “slummers” who are relegated to poverty and struggle on the outskirts of society. As a minority growing up in the gritty underbelly of Cleveland’s Industrial Valley, Ben sees the way genetically designed “elites” live only from a distance: from the shadows of public spaces people like him are forbidden to use, and on TV, where he watches the enhanced athletes compete at an extraordinary level. For years, a national track championship has inspired Ben to ferociously cultivate his own talent as a runner.

As Ben logs miles through the potholed, darkened streets of his community, an idea takes hold of him that could turn his highly stratified society upside down. He isn’t prepared to lead a revolution; however, he is prepared to run like a slummer with nothing to lose.

©2021 Geoffrey Simpson (P)2024 Geoffrey Simpson

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excellent story

this great story is set in a strange future where humans can be made how we wish. For those who are poor they are called slumbers. this is a feel good story about a runner from the slums

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