Oubliette

      Ann Pino
Oubliette

In a city plagued by amnesia, Antoine earns a comfortable living as a prompter to the rich and powerful. He knows his time of privilege is short. Amnesia is contagious and growing in virulence. When a shady government agent offers him an amnesia cure in return for feeding scripted lies to his clients, Antoine has to choose between his values and everything else that makes him who he is.In a city plagued by amnesia, Antoine’s powers of memory earn him a comfortable living as a prompter to the rich and powerful, who are slowly losing their minds. He knows his time of privilege is short. Amnesia is contagious and growing in virulence. Complicating matters, someone is altering history books and tampering with archives, so that even healthy citizens no longer have an accurate record of the past. When a shady government agent asks Antoine to feed scripted lies to his clients instead of their own true memories, he is faced with a dilemma. An amnesia cure has been found and Antoine can have it if he’ll play the government’s disinformation game and help change humanity's understanding of their shared past. The alternative is the slow erasure of his lifestyle, his memories, and ultimately himself.

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