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Beggars in Spain

Author: Kress, Nancy Set In . . .
 North America, USA, Mississippi, Massachusetts, Cambridge, Outer Space, Earth's Orbit, Illinois, Chicago, New Mexico, New York
Genre: Science Fiction
Time Frame: 2000s
Published: 1993
Description:

In a world where the slightest edge can mean the difference between success and failure, Leisha Camden is beautiful, extraordinarily intelligent . . . and one of an ever-growing number of human beings who have been genetically modified to never require sleep.

Once considered interesting anomalies, now Leisha and the other "Sleepless" are outcasts - victims of blind hatred, political repression, and shocking mob violence meant to drive them from human society . . . and, ultimately, from Earth itself.

But Leisha Camden has chosen to remain behind in a world that envies and fears her "gift" - a world marked for destruction in a devastating conspiracy of freedom . . . and revenge.

  
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