In the year 2075, after a long drought, the United States has collapsed and California has become an independent republic dominated by a powerful corporation. After the Parch is a chilling vision of what we might become. Bran, an 18-year-old shepherd, has only days to traverse California and record a document to keep his rural community from losing its land. On the road he teams up with a runaway girl, a wild boy, and an itinerant musician with a secret agenda. This vivid fantasy has a well crafted narrative that flows naturally, and keeps the reader hooked right up to the last page. Along the way, readers will learn something about loyalty, friendship, and trust.