While Mitch set the tree in the stand, Julia
gathered supplies for ornaments and explained to the twins what they were going
to do. The twins were delighted, as they hadn’t been allowed to touch the fussy
tinsel and glass ornaments on the tree in the West Hills house. Just one more
reminder of how suppressed her children’s joy had been. Julia much preferred
this homemade Christmas tree.
Most of the world's seventeen billion people are unconscious, perpetually serving their employers as part of massive brain trusts. The ecosystem has collapsed, and corporations control all of the world's resources and governments. A bedraggled alcoholic known as the Prophet predicts nineteen year-old waitress Eadie will lead a revolution, but how can she prevail when hunted by a giant corporation and the Federal Angels it directs?