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Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman (book)

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This novel, by Walter M. Millers Jr, is set in a post-apocalyptic future, after a global nuclear war, developing in the area of the US between the Mississipi and the Rockies, where a number of states and nomadic tribes emerged from the radioactive ashes of the past and a mutated catholic church is a major player of local politics (Saint Louis is renamed New Rome, for instance).
Jorge Candeias 7 December 2002

A Grasshopper Flag

A translation of the text found on p. 228 in the portuguese edition:

I'm the one who starts the fires! I'm the one who starts the fires! This was the royal motto in the flag of Hultor Bräm.

Hultor Bräm is the leader of one of the three nomadic tribes with territories in the area where the novel is set: Jackrabbit, Wilddog and Grasshopper. Bräm is a Grasshopper chieftain, and in the text is not clear whether this is a personal flag of his, or if it's a flag used to identify his horde.
Jorge Candeias 18 December 2002

Watchitah Nation

This is my translation back to English of a description of a flag found in the beginning of the novel:

He pointed to the green and yellow flag that flew from the edge of his house's roof. It showed the papal arms and a ring composed by seven hands. As a warning of papal protection, it became the flag of the Watchitah Nation.

Jorge Candeias, 7 December 2002