Sky Without Stars (System Divine, #1) by Jessica BrodyA thief. An officer. A guardian.
Three strangers. One shared destiny . . .
When the Last Days came, the planet of Laterre promised hope. But five hundred years later, it’s now a place where an extravagant elite class reigns supreme; where the clouds hide the stars and the poor starve in the streets; where a rebel group, long thought dead, is resurfacing.
Whispers of revolution have begun—a revolution that hinges on three unlikely heroes…
Chatine is a street-savvy thief who will do anything to escape the brutal Regime, including spying on Marcellus, the grandson of the most powerful man on the planet.
Marcellus is an officer—and the son of a traitor. Groomed to command by his legendary grandfather, Marcellus begins to doubt the government he’s vowed to serve when he discovers a cryptic message that only one person, a girl named Alouette, can read.
Alouette is living in an underground refuge, where she guards and protects the last surviving library on the planet. But a shocking murder will bring Alouette to the surface for the first time in twelve years…and plunge Laterre into chaos.
All three have roles to play in a dangerous game of revolution—and together they will shape the future of a planet.
Power, romance, and destiny collide in this sweeping reimagining of Victor Hugo’s masterpiece Les Miserables.
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Growing up overweight and queer in Baltimore in the late s and early s, Milstead was beaten to the point of severe bruising by school bullies who were eventually expelled for their behavior , and had to be taken to and from school in a police car. At 16, however, his life started to change. He met a boy who lived down the street from him — having been expelled from NYU for smoking pot — and would become a lifelong friend and collaborator. Waters gave him the name Divine, and the two began working together. Waters helped Divine craft her image, suggesting something strange and extravagant for her appearance, which included Divine shaving her hairline back to the middle of her head and wearing wildly-drawn eye makeup by artist Van Smith. He wanted, as I've been called, inflated Jayne Mansfield. And so Divine took to the screen again with this look, this time in Multiple Maniacs , today considered a Waters classic to the point of it being included in the Criterion Collection.
Harris Glenn Milstead October 19, — March 7, , better known by his stage name Divine , was an American actor, singer, and drag queen. Closely associated with the independent filmmaker John Waters , Divine was a character actor , usually performing female roles in cinematic and theatrical productions, and adopted a female drag persona for his music career. Born in Baltimore , Maryland to a conservative middle-class family, Milstead developed an early interest in drag while working as a women's hairdresser. By the mids he had embraced the city's countercultural scene and befriended Waters, who gave him the name "Divine" and the tagline of "the most beautiful woman in the world, almost. Again in drag, he took a lead role in both of Waters' early full-length movies, Mondo Trasho and Multiple Maniacs , the latter of which began to attract press attention for the group.
Advertisements: Next Celebrity or read more below. With his parents saving every penny they earned after growing up in poverty of their own, the family was quite wealthy and was considered an upper middle-class family. Because of this, his parents happily spoiled Divine with lavish toys and plenty of food, which caused him to become overweight as a child. By then, he was already well aware of his sexual attraction to both men and women. After graduating from high school in , Divine briefly studied cosmetology at Marinella Beauty School and was later hired as a hairdresser at a few local salons. This helped Divine make connections with a lot of affluent people in the film industry especially when his friend, Carol Wernig, introduced him to an amateur film director from Baltimore named John Waters.
Mar 8, Divine, the pound transvestite star of ''Pink Flamingos,'' that he was part of the time-honored tradition of men playing women's roles.
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Divine, the pound transvestite star of ''Pink Flamingos,'' ''Hairspray'' and other John Waters films, was found dead yesterday morning in his room at the Regency Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. He was 42 years old. The Los Angeles County Coroner's office is investigating the cause of death. According to John West, a spokesman for ''Hairspray,'' Divine died of a heart attack. Divine, whose real name was Harris Glenn Milstead, became a cult figure as Mr. Waters's longtime leading performer. He generally portrayed garishly dressed women.