In a near-future, half-flooded world governed by technobureaucracy and ultraconformity, where human contact is abhorrent and passion unheard of, William Fowke already has a reputation as a trouble-maker. And now he insists that the Wall - the engineering marvel that keeps what remains of America's East Coast from being inundated by the Atlantic Ocean - is leaking. Convicted of sedition and 'excluded', Fowke begins a horrific, thrilling odyssey through a nether world of gulags. With the exception of agent Julia Keller, who arrested him, everyone is hostile, including his former bosses and fellow prisoners, leaving Fowke excluded even by the excluded. And desperate to get back to his threatened Wall to sound the alarm.
|Publication date:||6th April 2009|
|Publisher:||Portobello Books Ltd an imprint of Granta Books|
|Categories:||Classic fiction (pre c 1945), Classic fiction (pre c 1945),|
DAVID ELY is the author of several novels, including Seconds (which was made into a movie starring Rock Hudson), and two acclaimed short story collections. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Playboy and Kenyon Review.More About David Ely