“The Damage Done takes a fascinating premise and weds it to equally fascinating characters … it compels us not only to reconceptualize violence but implicates us in it.” — Kevin Brockmeier, author of The Illumination
Perfect for fans of Ben Winters and Sarah Pinsker, violence is a thing of the past — but could new horrors lie in wait?
Imagine a world devoid of violence—a world where fists can’t hit, guns don’t kill, and bombs can’t destroy. In this tantalizing novel of possibility, this has become our new reality.
The U.S. president must find a new way to wage war. The Pope ponders whether the Commandment “Thou Shalt Not Kill” is still relevant. A dictator takes his own life after realizing that the violence he used to control his people is no longer an option.
In the first days after the change, seven people who have experienced violence struggle to adapt to this radical new paradigm.