The Great Wheel The Great Wheel

The Great Wheel

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Winner of the Locus Award for Best First Novel


This prescient and ground-breaking novel is set in a near-future where the privileged citizens of Europe shelter behind immense physical and biotechnical barriers from a world ravaged by climate change and disease. Beyond this safe existence of harvest fairs, uncomplicated religion and high tech crops lie the overcrowded souks, teeming streets and exotic religions of the vast sprawl of the Endless City which now encompasses most of North Africa.


Father John, a doubting missionary from the futuristic yet bucolic shires of the Welsh Marches, finds he must leave his ministry and the clamour of the Endless City to search across the dangerous wastelands beyond for the source of a lethal radioactive pollutant. There, in the company of a witchwoman and a young Borderer, he confronts not only his faith but also his own past, and the near-death of Hal, his comatose brother.


Lyrical and evocative, The Great Wheel tells the story of a half-wrecked Eden, and all too possible tomorrow.


Praise for The Great Wheel:


“A voyage into the midnight garden of the human soul, and a dangerous extrapolation of the days to come.” —Michael Swanwick


“A smooth, sinuous trip in the hands of a writer who knows just about everything there is to know about giving joy, and telling the truth, too.” —John Clute


“A beautiful book. It breathes, as a true novel of experience should. It's expansive and layered and real... It transcends the genre.” —Jack Dann


“A richly portrayed future world quite unlike any other, and yet, somehow, with the feeling of exotic familiarity.” —Norman Spinrad

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2018
August 15
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
JABberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
SELLER
Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
SIZE
951.5
KB

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