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.
'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'
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'Fletcher's writing is fresh and distinctive.'
- Sunday Times
Publication date: 04/09/2014
Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books an imprint of Quercus Publishing Plc
|Publication date:||4th September 2014|
|Publisher:||Jo Fletcher Books an imprint of Quercus Publishing Plc|
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.More About Tom Fletcher