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    Publisher: Vagabond Voices

    Utopia

    £8.95
    Debut novel by teenage author with a complex and highly original take on such issues as the fragmentation of society, a world where employment is impossible to find and the distinction between right and wrong appears to be increasingly unclear.
    ISBN: 9781913212254
    AuthorGianluca Cameron
    Pub Date07/11/2019
    BindingPaperback
    Pages170
    Availability: In Stock

    Two young men, Raoul and Niko, who have little in common other than their isolation, escape across a wall of mist from a town about to become a crazed utopian experiment only to encounter a series of dreamlike dystopias, apparently in parallel. Perhaps unconsciously Utopia reflects the key themes of the generation coming of age: the environment, the impossibility of finding a job, the fragmentation of society, a troubled hedonism. The novel is also highly original and contains cubes, corridors, robots, biological columns (a metaphor for the constraints the system places on us), an ugly green and sensitive woman born out of a huge flower - and as in Botticelli's Birth of Venus the west wind blows gently into her hair - and many other powerful imaginings.

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    Two young men, Raoul and Niko, who have little in common other than their isolation, escape across a wall of mist from a town about to become a crazed utopian experiment only to encounter a series of dreamlike dystopias, apparently in parallel. Perhaps unconsciously Utopia reflects the key themes of the generation coming of age: the environment, the impossibility of finding a job, the fragmentation of society, a troubled hedonism. The novel is also highly original and contains cubes, corridors, robots, biological columns (a metaphor for the constraints the system places on us), an ugly green and sensitive woman born out of a huge flower - and as in Botticelli's Birth of Venus the west wind blows gently into her hair - and many other powerful imaginings.