Commonwealth: A Novel of Utopia, part 2, chapter 6
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Jane rose to her feet.
“The chamber recognizes Rae Robinson, one of our newest arrivals in the Pacific Republic.”
She gave Rae a tiny, encouraging smile as she sat down.
Swallowing a lump in her throat, Rae stood up.
There was a stir in the air, a current of whispers. The Assembly chamber seemed huge, as if she had shrunk to a tiny size. The countless gazes felt like a heat lamp on her face.