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The Actual Star
Monica Byrne

A Novel

Harper Voyager
August 2022
On Sale: August 16, 2022
624 pages
ISBN: 0063002906
EAN: 9780063002906
Kindle: B08QJD9494
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Hardcover (September 2021)

LGBTQ | Science Fiction

The Actual Star takes readers on a journey over two millennia and six continents—telling three powerful tales a thousand years apart, all of them converging in the same cave in the Belizean jungle.

Braided together are the stories of a pair of teenage twins who ascend the throne of a Maya kingdom; a young American woman on a trip of self-discovery in Belize; and two dangerous charismatics vying for the leadership of a new religion, racing toward a confrontation that will determine the fate of the few humans left on Earth after massive climate change.

In each era, a reincarnated trinity of souls navigates the entanglements of tradition and progress, sister and stranger, and love and hate—until all of their age-old questions about the nature of existence converge deep underground, where only in complete darkness can they truly see.

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