The fortune follies was actually a club in the book. This book was set in alternate reality after the 2nd world war. in this version, the iron soldiers created by the Sinclair Industries defeated the Japanese army. Sarah and her cousin Penny resided in the internment camp during the war.
While Sarah went to poverty-stricken Alaska after the war, Penny moved to the technologically advanced Seattle. After being downtrodden in Alaska, Sarah ran off to Seattle to meet Penny.
Penny inherited a lot of money from her parents. Sarah thought she was entitled to some of the money. But Penny wanted her to pay rent to stay with her.
Sarah ventured out in the cruel and ruthless world of Seattle. Where everything was run by Automatons and work was scarce. There were gangs that ruled the place. What does she do to survive? How do the cousins cope with each other? Read to find out!
Though the plot was interesting, the writing was a bit haphazard. I couldn’t grasp what was going on at times. The narration was in 3rd person with multiple POVs. The cohesion was absent between chapters. I learnt a lot about Japanese culture from this book and that was great.