Luisa is ready for her life to start. Five minutes ago. And she could be on her way, as her extraordinary coding skills have landed her a finalist spot for a fellowship sponsored by the world’s most brilliant tech entrepreneur. Being chosen means funding, mentorship, and freedom from her overbearing mother. Maybe Lu will even figure out how to control the rare condition that plagues her: whenever her emotions run high, her physical senses kick into overload, with waves of color, sound, taste, and touch flooding her body.
But Luisa’s life is thrust into chaos as a deadly virus sweeps across the globe, sending her father into quarantine. When Lu receives a cryptic message from someone who might hold the key to stopping the epidemic, she knows she must do something.
Suspenseful, lyrical, and thought-provoking, Light Years features a remarkable heroine on an intense quest for hope and existential meaning. It’s a story about choosing light in the face of darkness, and how grief, technology, and human connection can transform us and change the world.