Crosshairs

Crosshairs

The author of the acclaimed novel Scarborough weaves an unforgettable and timely dystopian tale about a near-future, where a queer Black performer and his allies join forces to rise up when an oppressive regime gathers those deemed “Other” into concentration camps.

Set in a terrifyingly familiar near-future, with massive floods leading to rampant homelessness and devastation, a government-sanctioned regime called The Boots seizes on the opportunity to round up communities of color, the disabled, and the LGBTQ+ into labor camps.

In the shadows, a new hero emerges. After he loses his livelihood as a drag queen and the love of his life, Kay joins the resistance alongside Bahadur, a transmasculine refugee, and Firuzeh, a headstrong social worker. Guiding them in the use of weapons and close-quarters combat is Beck, a rogue army officer, who helps them plan an uprising at a major televised international event.

With her signature “raw yet beautiful, disturbing yet hopeful” (Booklist) prose, Catherine Hernandez creates a vision of the future that is all the more frightening because it is very possible. A cautionary tale filled with fierce and vibrant characters, Crosshairs explores the universal desire to thrive, love, and be loved for being your true self.

Title:Crosshairs
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781982146023
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    Crosshairs Reviews

  • Jenna

    This book slayed me. Terrifying and heartbreaking, it shows what could so easily happen if a dictatorship took over. This book is set in Canada, but could happen under any dictator anywhere in the wor...

  • Nenia ?? Socially Awkward Trash Panda ?? Campbell

    This sounds like an incredibly difficult read but oh my god the premise could not be more timelyI WANT...

  • Shealea

    I hope to someday write a more eloquent & more thoughtful review, but here are my preliminary thoughts:Set in dystopian Canada, we follow a queer femme drag performer who is Jamaican Filipino. Massive...

  • Sheena

    Crosshairs is a dystopian novel with elements of social justice that definitely hits close to home due to the worlds current events. The LGBTQ+ community and POC are forced into concentration camps. T...

  • Nate

    Another sorry tale from HernandezHernandez' Scarborough pressed every SJW button: oppressed minority characters, check; bad (usually white) people, check; all minority characters are saintly, check. W...

  • Carolyn Klassen

    I often feel inadequate with writing reviews, but especially with this one. Please go easy on my mush brain and understand how precious and important this title is to me, to queer folx, to the most ma...

  • Casey the Reader

    Thanks to Atria Books for the free advance copy of this book. ­čôÜ Wowww, this was horrifying. The world of CROSSHAIRS is only a breath away from our own, and it's easy to see the path we'd take to re...

  • Kimba Tichenor

    A cautionary tale set in the near future in Toronto, Canada, this novel draws on contemporary politics to remind us of the fragility of freedom, that is, how quickly the rhetoric of othering can cross...

  • Kim Lockhart

    Through narrative, Hernandez defines concepts which can seem brittle in non-fiction writing, but come alive when expressed through characters. It's the story which teaches us:White fragility Inherent ...

  • Taryn | Mentally Booked

    This book was a beautiful nightmare that felt all too realÔÇö a world wrecked by environmental disaster and overrun by bigotry and hate. We navigate this dystopian Canada through the eyes of Kay via t...