Post 1940 Bawden, Nina Off the Road

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Off the Road

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9780141302218: Off the Road

A futuristic story of a boy and his grandfather, who slip under a fence to a life the grandfather has not experienced for many years, and that the grandson has never known. A gripping race ensues to escape the forces that would carry them back.

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It is 2040. On the Outside, people have huge families and are proud that they "belong" as they live their basic, happy lives in the Wild Wood. On the Inside, everything is clean, safe and orderly. There is only one child per family, and when adults reach the age of 65 they are taken to Nostalgia Block 95 to be "looked after forever" .It is Gandy's 65th birthday and he escapes to the Outside, followed by his grandson Tom who has been taught only of the horrors of the Outside but as yet knows nothing of the joys to be found there.

Tender and, at times, heartbreaking, Nina Bawden's Off the Road is a fresh and compulsive read. A combination of futuristic thriller and touching, tear-jerking tale of family bonds, this is a stunning, pacey and perceptive novel which successfully parallels two very different worlds without making judgments on either. --Susan Harrison

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