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BHC Press
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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.69 inches | 0.97 pounds

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About the Author

Michael Solis is from New Jersey and currently lives in Nairobi, Kenya. He has spent most of the past fifteen years working in development and humanitarianism in Sierra Leone and Latin America. A Princeton graduate, he has master's degrees in human rights law and gender studies. While traveling, he fell in love with telling thought-provoking stories based on his personal experiences. DEFICIENT is his debut novel.


"An attention-grabbing plot-driven story that tackles themes of belonging." -Kirkus Reviews

"a stunning debut. A compelling whodunit set against the backdrop of an immersive dystopian future [and] delivers a truly fresh twist on its genre-with page-turning results." -C.S. Farrelly, author of The Shepherd's Calculus

"Deficient is a superb debut novel and a great story of true friendship with strong and relatable characters. From the first few pages, I just wanted to keep reading more!" -Dija Ayodele, author of Black Skin

"a breezy novel that is easy to pick up, exciting to get into and impossible to put down...definitely on my top reads of the year" -Matti McLean, author of Nicky Faces Catastrophe... and Survives?!

"A clever premise skillfully executed. Solis creates a vivid, fantastical world populated by fully-drawn, relatable characters, and a compelling storyline that never flags. Deficient is a thoroughly entertaining read and an impressive first novel." -Ross LaManna, Screenwriter (Rush Hour)

"a superb debut novel filled with humor, suspense, action, mystery, and many surprises. The ideas in the book have a lot of potential as a series, and the story will appeal to many beyond its core young adult audience. Well done, and worth the read!" -Queer Sci-fi