Annotations for Truancy Origins


Baker & Taylor
Raised by their adoptive mayor father, twin teens Umasi and Zen find their intellectual aptitudes challenged by their community's exacting educational standards, a situation that is complicated by bitter realizations about their father's role in their unhappiness and a violent quest for retribution.

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Baker & Taylor
Relates how Truancy, an underground movement determined to bring down the Mayor's goal of control through education, began with the birth of twin boys who grew up to take divergent paths after being adopted by the Mayor.

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McMillan Palgrave

Fifteen years ago, the Mayor of the Education City was presented with an unwelcome surprise by his superiors: twin six-month-old boys. As the Mayor reluctantly accepted the two babies, he had no way of knowing that they would change the city forever….

Raised in the comfort of the Mayoral mansion, Umasi and Zen are as different as two brothers can be. Umasi is a good student; Zen an indifferent one. They love their adoptive father, but in a city where education is absolute, even he cannot keep them sheltered from the harsh realities of the school system. But when they discover that their father is responsible for their suffering, affection turns to bitterness. Umasi and Zen are thrust onto two diverging paths. One will try to destroy the City. The other will try to stop him.



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