Series: Dystopia in Drag #0.5
Genres: Science Fiction, Thriller
Gerry’s mother told him he came from the stars, but when the ten-year-old comes home to an empty trailer, he fears being homeless on earth. To survive, he learns to charm social workers and orphanage administrators. His new friend, Anthony, guides him through the child welfare system, and Gerry refuses to leave Anthony behind when a wealthy gay man wants to adopt him.
Their life in a Greenwich Village brownstone seems too good to be true—and it is. After famines and plagues kill millions, the Redeemers, an increasingly powerful evangelical church, blame all deviants—including scientists, academics, artists, and anyone else who challenges their dogma—for the disasters.
Those targeted by the Redeemers believe that the church plans punitive action—but their intentions are far more brutal than anyone could have imagined. Now a young gay man, Gerry discovers that his unusual ability to create harmony flowers to serve his community, but it takes a tragedy to shock him into realizing what coming from the stars really means.