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Genus by Jonathan Trigell
  

Genus

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Genus by Jonathan Trigell

In the Britain of a few tomorrows time, physical perfection is commonplace and self improvement has become an extinct expression: all the qualities men and women could aspire to can be purchased prior to birth. Genus is a time of genetic selection and enrichment - life chances come on a sliding scale according to wealth. For some there is no money or choice, and an underclass has evolved; London's King's Cross, or The Kross as it is now known, has become a ghetto for the Unimproved. In The Kross, the natural, the dated, the cheap and the dull, live a brittle and unenviable existence. But unrest is growing; tension is mounting and a murderer is abroad in these dark quarters...Acclaimed author Jonathan Trigell's third novel is a breathtaking tour de force, exploring a dystopia of the not-too-distant-a future which will leave readers wondering not 'what if', as the original audience of Huxley's Brave New World did, but 'when'. Praise for Jonathan Trigell: A compelling narrative, a beautifully structured piece of writing, and a thought-provoking novel of ideas. It's a wonderful debut . (Sarah Waters, Chair of the Judges for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize on Boy A ). A fine and moving debut novel...compulsively readable...a rare treat . ( The Independent on Boy A ). Does for extreme winter sports what Alex Garland's The Beach did for backpacking . ( Financial Times on Cham ).

About the Author

Jonathan Trigell was born in 1974 and has lived in Hertfordshire, Manchester, Derby and Stone. In 2002 he completed an MA in creative writing at Manchester University.

He has been a TV extra, an outdoor pursuits instructor and a door to door salesman; plus has worked right across the winter sports industry, from mopping floors and washing dishes to journalism and organising major events.

His first novel, Boy A, won the prestigious John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for best work by an author under 35, and also the Waverton Award, for best first novel of 2004.

Jonathan now lives in Chamonix, where he is writing his third novel, Genesis.

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Book Info

Publication date

21st July 2011

Author

Jonathan Trigell

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Publisher

Corsair an imprint of Constable and Robinson

Format

Paperback
300 pages

Categories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781849016780

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