When a giant wave destroys his entire Nation - his family and everyone he has ever known - Mau finds himself totally alone. Until he meets Daphne, daughter of a colonial Governor and the sole survivor from a shipwreck. They have no common language, no common culture - but together they discover some remarkable things - like how to milk a pig and why spitting in beer is a good idea - and must try and forge a new kind of Nation. Then other survivors arrive to take refuge on the island, and not all of them are friendly... In Nation Pratchett brings us a novel that is both witty and wise, encompassing themes of death and nationhood, while also being extremely funny.
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"Thought-provoking as well as fun, this is Pratchett at his most philosophical, with characters and situations sprung from ideas and games with language. And it celebrates the joy of the moment" (Nicolette Jones The Times)
" Nation has profound, subtle and original things to say about the interplay between tradition and knowledge, faith and questioning . . . It's funny, exciting, lighthearted and, like all the best comedy, very serious" (Frank Cottrell Boyce Guardian)
"Pratchett's immensely entertaining new young adult novel, manages to be both thought-provoking and sweet . . . At times Nation reads like Philip Pullman but with less anger and more jokes, and a bit more ambiguity . . . It's a wonderful story, by turns harrowing and triumphant" (James Hynes The New York Times)
"Terry Pratchett is an indisputable one-off . . . Nothing he writes is ever predictable - except that it will always be gloriously readable" (Nicholas Tucker Independent)
"An ebullient and entertaining novel of ideas" ( Guardian)
The end of the world is just the beginning...
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