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Publisher Description

'...the book as a whole is a small marvel, overflowing with ideas. Scary, funny, shocking and touching by turns, it combines the readerly pleasures of constant reorientation with the sober charge of an urgent warning. ..' - The Guardian

We think we've seen it all before, but the future still arrives without warning.

For the wry narrator of this riveting journey, each shift brings him somewhere new-he's protecting his grandparents from the world outside their city gates; he's evacuating squatters before the rains wash away everything; he's enjoying a senator's coddled enclave in the hills; he's being stalked up a tree by a plague survivor; he's negotiating love with a woman who is far tougher than he could ever be; he's leading adventure tours for the terminally ill. Despite the permanent emergency of the landscape, this fractured evolution feels anything but grim-instead, it reveals what it means to survive.

"Preternaturally assured, finely crafted and thoroughly accomplished, it deserves to be read widely."
-The Age (Melbourne)

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2016
26 July
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
224
Pages
PUBLISHER
Hachette Australia
SELLER
Hachette Australia Pty Ltd
SIZE
1.1
MB

Customer Reviews

Two,shoes ,

The things we didn't see coming

This book makes THE ROAD seem like a comic soap opera! Some clever writing and good imagery, but frankly, it was not my sort of dystopia.

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