The stunning new novel from one of the UK's finest literary writers.
The far north of England, one hundred years in the future, the Gulf stream has ceased: Quinn has been appointed by the government to conduct an audit on a remote area of land designated for a brand new model town. As Quinn arrives to greet the local developer, the surveillance cameras spin into overdrive, and soon he is immersed in a quagmire of corruption that will put his integrity to the ultimate test.
He meets Owen, a suicidal farmer whose every last pig, chicken, and sheep has been culled. And Winston, a former journalist and alcoholic with a gallery of incriminating photos of rising water below the site; and Pollard, the local Man of God whose faith is for sale. But it is Anna, Quinn's some-time girlfriend in charge of 'digging, filling and capping' the dead cattle pits, who faces the deepest abyss of all. And as the heavens open once again, the mountains of toxic soil that surround the site slowly begin to shift.
An all too plausible Orwellian vision that depicts what is likely to unfurl if climate changes move implacably on, Robert Edric's latest novel is a devastating portrait of Man's ever-quickening descent into a self-inflicted hell. It is Edric's finest novel yet.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
ROBERT EDRIC was born in 1956. His novels include The Sword Cabinet, The Book of the Heathen (shortlisted for the 2001 WH Smith Literary Award), Peacetime (longlisted for the Booker Prize 2002), Gathering the Water (longlisted for the Booker Prize 2006), The Kingdom of Ashes and In Zodiac Light.Review:
"Edric's work constitutes one of the most astonishing bodies of work to have appeared from a single author for a generation."
— Daily Telegraph
"For more than 20 years now, Robert Edric's unflinching eye for human cruelty has roamed across centuries and continents."
— Sunday Times
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Doubleday UK, 2010. Book Condition: New. Ships from the UK. BRAND NEW. Bookseller Inventory # GRP67987539
Book Description Book Condition: New. Hardback. Bookseller Inventory # 75600
Book Description Doubleday UK. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0385617623 All our listings are Brand New copies held on shelves and ready to be dispatched right away. Super-fast delivery. Excellent value for money with 100% money-back guarantee. Buy with confidence. -3.6.5-dj-gr-m.m. DS- [ 74945] (2). Bookseller Inventory # SKU1001067
Book Description Doubleday Anchor, 2010. Hard Cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Brand new copy. Bookseller Inventory # 034423