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The swimmers
The swimmers
Womack, Marian2021
Articles
After the ravages of global warming, this is a place of deep jungles, strange animals, and new taxonomies. Social inequality has ravaged society, now divided into surface dwellers and people who live in the Upper Settlement, a ring perched at the edge of the planet's atmosphere. Within the surface dwellers, further divisions occur: the techies are old families, connected to the engineer tradition, builders of the Barrier, a huge wall that keeps the plastic-polluted Ocean away. They possess a much higher status than the beanies, their servants. The novel opens after the Delivery Act has decreed all surface humans are 'equal'. Narrated by Pearl, a young techie with a thread of shuvani blood, she navigates the complex social hierarchies and monstrous, ever-changing landscape. But a radical attack close to home forces her to question what she knew about herself and the world around her.
Main title:
The swimmers / Marian Womack.
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Imprint:
London : Titan Books, 2021.
Collation:
288 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN:
9781789094213 (pbk)
Dewey class:
823.92
Language:
English
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BRN:
3064950
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