The Swimmers
ISBN: 0593321332
EAN13: 9780593321331
Language: English
Release Date: Feb 22, 2022
Pages: 144
Weight: 1 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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A claustrophobic, literary dystopia set in the hot, luscious landscape of Andalusia from the author of The Golden Key.

A richly imagined eco-gothic tale. - The Guardian

Exquisitely realised. - The Times

After the ravages of the Green Winter, Earth is a place of deep jungles and monstrous animals. The last of the human race is divided into surface dwellers and the people who live in the Upper Settlement, a ring perched at the edge of the Earth's atmosphere.

Bearing witness to this divided planet is Pearl, a young techie with a thread of shuvani blood, who lives in the isolated forests of Gobari, navigating her mad mother and the strange blue light in the sky. But Pearl's stepfather promises her to a starborn called Arlo, and the world Pearl thought she knew will never be the same again.

Set in the luscious landscape of Andalusia, this claustrophobic, dystopian reimagining of Wide Sargasso Sea is a literary fever dream, a blazing vision of self-destruction and transformation.

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   Refreshing prose plot and characters
This book is hypnotizing and gripping. From its unique rhythmic prose that reminds me of NK Jemisin to the lyrical worldbuilding, character arcs and plot, I was carried away in this story in a way I haven t been for awhile. I am so grateful to have picked this book off the shelf in the store!
 
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