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'Set in the near future, it imagines not a globally warmed world, but an earth slowly returning to aridity and cold. A universal freeze has also descended upon relationships between men and women, who live in morbid segregation, with feathered robots as sexual partners. In a neat reversal of First World-Third World assumptions, Africa's relative warmth offers a last hope to northerly survivors as the novel charts one man's struggle to rescue his alienated son and bring him to where the sun shines' - Rose Tremain.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781846590382
ISBN-10: 1846590388
Format: Paperback
(200mm x 130mm x 23mm)
Pages: 316
Imprint: Telegram Books
Publisher: Telegram Books
Publish Date: 15-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Maggie Gee

Maggie Gee was chosen as one of Granta's original 'Best Young British Novelists'. She has published many novels to great acclaim, including My Cleaner and The Flood, which was longlisted for the Orange Prize. She is the first female Chair of the Royal Society of Literature, and lives in London.

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