The continental shift is reforming Pangea, so that islands once scattered across the Caribbean have become locked in a collision course that will blur allegiances, and the lines between nations. War plagues the West Caribbean Union, but one draft dodger will brave rebels, bounty hunters, and zealots to get across the border, with the hope of rediscovering liberty… and the woman he loves.
This epic misadventure is told by three vastly different islanders navigating the grey area between good and evil: General Lament, a former officer in the Union military looking to make amends for her war crimes by leading the exodus to the coast, Ezra Atun, a captive awaiting draft in a labour camp manufacturing weapons for the Union, and Strickland River, the bounty hunter set to track Ezra down and deliver him to the armed forces.
Borders in the Sand explores the boundaries we draw between each other, our longing to cross them, and the forces that keep us within the lines. Through thick jungle and urban squalor, Andrew Calderone takes the reader on a journey through servitude to the light of escape.
In the country of Yeats, Wilde, and Joyce, sixteen-year-old Charlie Bruno looks to escape the recent death of his parents by enrolling in a study abroad program for troubled youths. For Charlie and his fellow students, schooling goes far beyond the classroom. Lesson plans include experimentation with art, drugs, sex, nightlife, and the irrepressible desire to bleed their youth of all its inherent potential. While diligently attempting to lose his virginity, Charlie is joined by a group of adolescents similarly venturing to exorcise their innocence in hope of discovering wisdom.