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Superficially, Dust is a story of a team of immortal space aliens who travel the universe trying to bail worlds out of the trouble they get themselves into. But those and other fantastical characters are a means of concisely giving focus to a perspective of the history of humanity, beginning with the cave paintings at Vallon-pont-d'Arc about 30 millennia ago and culminating on 9/11, with the continuing terror in the Middle East. Most of the story is the civil rights issues of the twentieth century, from the Russian revolutions through the Montgomery bus boycott to the Palestinian problem, showing both failures and successes.
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  • Paperback | 501 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 32mm | 834.61g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0557647495
  • 9780557647491