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Gleam by Tom Fletcher
  

Gleam

Part of the The Factory Trilogy Series
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Sarah Broadhurst's view...

This book is seriously weird. I loved it. Not the ordinary post-apocalypse, dystopian discontent, not by a long way. It’s twisted, meaty and original, surprising and certainly hard to put down. Even the band of misfits on a quest is grittier, dirtier and deeper than the usual crew. This book has a real edge. Blood, music, drugs, desperation, impossible choices, concealed intentions, and an excellent story to begin the Factory trilogy which I hope will take us even further and deeper into this fascinating world.

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Synopsis

Gleam by Tom Fletcher

The gargantuan Factory of Gleam is an ancient, hulking edifice of stone, metal and glass ruled over by chaste alchemists and astronomer priests. As millennia have passed, the population has decreased, and now only the central district is fully inhabited and operational; the outskirts have been left for the wilderness to reclaim. This decaying, lawless zone is the Discard; the home of Wild Alan. Clever, arrogant, and perpetually angry, Wild Alan is both loved and loathed by the Discard's misfits. He's convinced that the Gleam authorities were behind the disaster that killed his parents and his ambition is to prove it. But he's about to uncover more than he bargained for.

Reviews

'Fletcher has a most distinctive voice, and convinces me that there may be some truth at last in those rumours about a renaissance in British supernatural fiction'
- The Times

'Tom Fletcher's fluid handling of his subject is magnificent'
- Speculative Assessments

'Fletcher's writing is fresh and distinctive.'
- Sunday Times

About the Author

Tom Fletcher has published a number of his short stories as well as three other standalone novels with Quercus, The Leaping, The Thing on the Shore and The Ravenglass Eye. He lives in Manchester with his wife and son.

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Book Info

Publication date

4th September 2014

Author

Tom Fletcher

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Author's Website

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Publisher

Jo Fletcher Books an imprint of Quercus Publishing

Format

Hardback
400 pages

Categories

Horror - Fantasy - SF
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ISBN

9781848662520

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