The Conjuror

TitleThe Conjuror
Year for Search1992
AuthorsLasenby, Jack (b. 1931)
Date Published1992
PublisherOxford University Press
Place PublishedAuckland, New Zealand
KeywordsMale author, New Zealand author
Annotation

A young adult post-catastrophe dystopia with fantasy elements. Future racial division between Browns and Greys with the Greys the slaves of the Browns with a third group, the Blues, outcasts. The two groups are not even allowed to talk to each other. Reading and writing are prohibited. Women rule through their control of knowledge and the use of violence. A Brown girl slated for leadership, which will require her to murder her father, befriends a Grey boy, and they escape together.

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Author Note

New Zealand author (b. 1931).

Full Text

1992 Lasenby, Jack (b. 1931). The Conjuror. Auckland, New Zealand: Oxford University Press. ATL

A young adult post-catastrophe dystopia with fantasy elements. Future racial division between Browns and Greys with the Greys the slaves of the Browns with a third group, the Blues, outcasts. The two groups are not even allowed to talk to each other. Reading and writing are prohibited. Women rule through their control of knowledge and the use of violence. A Brown girl slated for leadership, which will require her to murder her father, befriends a Grey boy, and they escape together. New Zealand author.