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They : The Lost Dystopian 'Masterpiece' (Emily St. John Mandel)

They : The Lost Dystopian 'Masterpiece' (Emily St. John Mandel)

Publisher : Faber & Faber
SKU: 9780571370863
R 225,00
R 191,25
But as their neighbours are gleaned by military surveys, 'cured - of identity', desensitised in retreats, They make it easier to forget ... Lost for over forty years, Kay Dick's They is a rediscovered dystopian masterpiece.
As heard on BBC Radio 4's Front Row: the radical dystopian classic, lost for forty years: in a nightmarish Britain, THEY are coming closer. 'A creepily prescient tale ... Insidiously horrifying!' Margaret Atwood 'A masterpiece of creeping dread.' Emily St. John Mandel This is Britain: but not as we know it. THEY begin with a dead dog, shadowy footsteps, confiscated books. Soon the National Gallery is purged; eerie towers survey the coast; mobs stalk the countryside destroying artworks - and those who resist. THEY capture dissidents - writers, painters, musicians, even the unmarried and childless - in military sweeps, 'curing' these subversives of individual identity. Survivors gather together as cultural refugees, preserving their crafts, creating, loving and remembering. But THEY make it easier to forget ... Lost for half a century, newly introduced by Carmen Maria Machado, Kay Dick's They (1977) is a rediscovered dystopian masterpiece of art under attack: a cry from the soul against censorship, a radical celebration of non-conformity - and a warning. 'Delicious and sexy and downright chilling ... Read it!' Rumaan Alam 'Crystalline ... The signature of an enchantress.' Edna O'Brien 'I'm pretty wild about this paranoid, terrifying 1977 masterpiece.' Lauren Groff 'Deft, dread filled, hypnotic and hopeful. Completely got under my skin.' Kiran Millwood Hargrave 'Lush, hypnotic, compulsive ... A reminder of where groupthink leads.' Eimear McBride 'A masterwork of English pastoral horror: eerie and bewitching.' Claire-Louise Bennett 'A short shocker: creepy, disturbing, distressing and highly enjoyable.' Andrew Hunter Murray 'Prophetic, chilling and a reminder from the past that we have everything to fight for in the future.' Salena Godden
Products specifications
ISBN13 9780571370863
Publisher Faber & Faber
Contributor By (author) Kay Dick, Introduction by Carmen Maria Machado
Publication Date 2022-02-03
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 128
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 198 X 129 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 115
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As heard on BBC Radio 4's Front Row: the radical dystopian classic, lost for forty years: in a nightmarish Britain, THEY are coming closer. 'A creepily prescient tale ... Insidiously horrifying!' Margaret Atwood 'A masterpiece of creeping dread.' Emily St. John Mandel This is Britain: but not as we know it. THEY begin with a dead dog, shadowy footsteps, confiscated books. Soon the National Gallery is purged; eerie towers survey the coast; mobs stalk the countryside destroying artworks - and those who resist. THEY capture dissidents - writers, painters, musicians, even the unmarried and childless - in military sweeps, 'curing' these subversives of individual identity. Survivors gather together as cultural refugees, preserving their crafts, creating, loving and remembering. But THEY make it easier to forget ... Lost for half a century, newly introduced by Carmen Maria Machado, Kay Dick's They (1977) is a rediscovered dystopian masterpiece of art under attack: a cry from the soul against censorship, a radical celebration of non-conformity - and a warning. 'Delicious and sexy and downright chilling ... Read it!' Rumaan Alam 'Crystalline ... The signature of an enchantress.' Edna O'Brien 'I'm pretty wild about this paranoid, terrifying 1977 masterpiece.' Lauren Groff 'Deft, dread filled, hypnotic and hopeful. Completely got under my skin.' Kiran Millwood Hargrave 'Lush, hypnotic, compulsive ... A reminder of where groupthink leads.' Eimear McBride 'A masterwork of English pastoral horror: eerie and bewitching.' Claire-Louise Bennett 'A short shocker: creepy, disturbing, distressing and highly enjoyable.' Andrew Hunter Murray 'Prophetic, chilling and a reminder from the past that we have everything to fight for in the future.' Salena Godden
Products specifications
ISBN13 9780571370863
Publisher Faber & Faber
Contributor By (author) Kay Dick, Introduction by Carmen Maria Machado
Publication Date 2022-02-03
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 128
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 198 X 129 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 115
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