The Last White Boys In America
In America of the future, all opportunity is dispensed by lottery done in the name of social and racial justice. Nathan Gaul, one of the few remaining whites, finds that he's lost the lottery and falls in with a band of other dejected white boys, who set off on an adventure into the forbidden, wasted interior where they unwittingly become agents of America’s final racial reckoning. More
By mid-century, America has become a desolate wasteland with most people crowded into cities hugging the coasts buffeted by rising seas. The Social Justice Revolution of 2036 has outlawed private employment and “merit based” promotion as lingering bastions of white supremacy. Instead, a lottery has been implemented where one’s chances at academic or career promotion are decided by chance, the odds of success increased by one’s government determined social disadvantage. In response, millions of white-American families migrated overseas, known as the Great White Flight. Yet some remained, including Nathan Gaul’s. At first lucky, Nathan won the lottery to attend college, but, as the story starts, finds himself a lottery loser at graduation and not eligible for career advancement. Defeated and ashamed, Nathan returns home to the California Bay Area where he falls in with two other white boys who’ve failed in the system and are “living off the grid.” After acquiring contraband motorbikes, they ride into the “off-limits” Sierra Nevada Mountains on a lark, running into a band of ragtag white “resistance fighters” who reveal the existence of a momentous riddle. In search of the answer, the boys journey further into the forbidden interior only to find themselves becoming the unwitting agents of America’s final racial reckoning.
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