yelena wanders the zone populated by paramilitaries, influencers and the children of napalm and static breeding across the desert until even its sands dye into the blue-light glimpsed before artillery fire
teen soldiers, influencers, internet culture, satire, near future, Eastern Europe, Zone, literary, modernism
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the zone flickers with stylized executions by modified assault rifles and pistols, a world abandoned by the old, while yelena and christine remains in throes between teenage riots
another shift at the pizza joint for yelena, spending coins at the arcade where a click of the plastic trigger soon blends into the clatters of machinery from trucks entering into the desert as she searches for christine. welcome to the zone.
on the run from shells and starvation, yelena learns of the resident deity of the zone known only as nay-toe; a voiceless girl soon joins her within the ruins.
yelena and natalia enter a bazaar presided over by nay-toe, a collection of symbols and wares familiar to the shopping mall and plazas where she finds a trace of christine on a dead iphone
yelena and natalia take sanctuary in a hospital under fire and continue learning the ways of nay-toe
the armies and civilians of the glass city reveal their ideologies, their histories and more important to Yelena, the fate of Christine