A global thriller presenting an apocalyptic vision of a world on the brink of despair and destruction.
What would you do if the world was brought to a standstill? If you heard deafening static followed by the words, ‘My children. Do not be afraid’?
Would you turn to God? Subscribe to the conspiracy theories? Or put your faith in science and a rational explanation?
The lives of all twenty-six people in this account are affected by the message. Most because they heard it. Some because they didn’t.
The Testimony – a gripping story of the world brought to its knees and of its people, confused and afraid.
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‘[An] utterly gripping and highly original debut novel…a tour de force of virtuoso writing that explodes off the page’ DAILY MAIL
‘As if Philip K Dick and David Mitchell had collaborated on an episode of The West Wing … unsettling, gripping and hugely thought-provoking’ FHM
‘A fiercely-imagined dystopia of the near future. Intelligent, visionary and compulsively readable’ ALEX PRESTON, author of The Revelations
‘A literary post-apocalyptic novel built around a clever conceit’ GUARDIANAbout the Author:
James Smythe is the winner of the Wales Fiction Book of the Year 2013 and shortlisted nominee for the Arthur C. Clarke Award 2014. He is the author of the Anomaly Quartet which includes The Explorer and The Echo. James currently lives in London and teaches creative writing. Twitter @jpsmythe
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Book Description Blue Door. Book Condition: New. 2012. Paperback. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # 9780007464418
Book Description Blue Door, 2012. Book Condition: New. 2012. Paperback. . . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # 9780007464418
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX000746441X