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The Final World War by Christina Cigala

The Final World War by Christina Cigala

Behold the age of women. Be that in the office, over the kitchen counter, or behind the typing machine, ladies have at last raised their voices in unison. We're all dancing on a thin line now, pirouetting on a verge of the new world order in which our ancient battle of sexes will reach its climax. "The original concept for this book is many years old", says Bobby Goldstein. "Whether Christina and I tapped into a Universal consciousness, or it was a coincidence, the striking message of the book is a gut-punch the world needs". That XX v XY: The Final World War is solely a coincidence is highly unlikely. Authored by Christina Cigala, a successful woman who wrote and produced many of your favorite shows on MTV, ABC, CBS, Fox, Syfy, Speed Channel, HGTV, VH1, CBS and Tru TV, the book follows a dystopian idea of the eternally feuded men and women, as claimed by Bobby Goldstein. Together, Cigala and Goldstein envisioned an alternative version of the future that's not so bright. In the divided US, the East hosts a beauty pageant for women to take a shot at becoming the next of many First Ladies, while the West suppresses their "weak" feminine side with the help of the Amplexus pill. Literary speaking, XX v XY: The Final World War is both raw and powerful. Culturally speaking, this story is as important as it is realistic. Following the footsteps of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale and George Orwell's 1984, XX v XY: The Final World War offers a grim dystopia in which culture, race, and religion are the least of our problems. The tension is purely intersexual, inevitably leading to a downfall of our current society. And, Cigala's scenario isn't entirely fictional. Her first book, published on the eve of ongoing sexual allegations in Hollywood and other industries, today seems both eerily topical and increasingly important. Side by side with #MeToo pins, XX v XY shirts could be seen at the recent Women's March in LA supporting the women's mission and cause. "There are some strange coincidences between the book and real life", Cigala admits. "I wrote it long before last year's presidential election. The fact that the fictional President X in XX v XY runs a beauty pageant, like our current President Donald Trump owned and ran the Miss Universe pageant, is a coincidence that many have noted. Disconcerting? Yes, it is!" And, that's just one of many similarities. Why women shouldn't be the only ones to read this instant classic of feminist literature, you can hear from the author herself. On February 24th, Christina Cigala will be speaking on the Keynote Panel during the Genre LA Creative Writing conference. On March 3th, she will participate in the Women's Voices panel, presented by Creating Herstory, in Santa Ana for the Boca De Oro Book Fest. If you want your book signed, find her at the LA Times Festival of Books on April 21st in the Black Château booth, #912; later that night she and Goldstein will be on a panel at The Last Bookstore in Los Angeles. Presented by Shades & Shadows, the panel will focus on genre fiction's role as social commentary in the post-fact, post-truth era.

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