"This clever, beautifully written story vacillates between black humour, which can be very funny indeed, and the
cognitive dissonance of an unlikely dystopia which is all too familiar.
The story walks a fine line between deep psychology and light-hearted farce
. " - The Compulsive Reader"A rare and rattling good read - from the
Kafkaesque duo of Brittle and Stone to the innocent boy Faron, these
characters get under your skin and into the deep dark recesses of your
mind. Surreal, fast, witty, satirical and brutal. All a dystopia fan
could wish for!" Author Frances K Brown
"Breathtaking, dystopian, nightmarish and sometimes downright scary: George Orwell for the 21st century."
Author & Poet George Polley
"A great mix of humour and sinister 'what if's'." Writer's Little Helper"A whizz of a
slick, smooth read satirising the modern quest for the work-life
balance with real finesse ... a well executed ballroom dance, light (in
the most positive sense), well directed, sharp and elegant."
About the Author
Mike French is the owner and senior editor of the prestigious literary magazine, The View From Here which has been called many fine things since it started in 2007 including, "Attractive, informative, sparkling and useful" by Iain M. Banks and for having a "great passion and drive" by Booker shortlisted Tom McCarthy. Mike's debut novel, The Ascent of Isaac Steward came out in 2011 with Cauliay Publishing and was nominated for The Galaxy National Book Awards which due to an unfortunate clerical error was awarded to Dawn French. Born in Cornwall in 1967, Mike spent his childhood flipping between England and Scotland with a few years in between in Singapore. Splitting his time between his own writing, editing the magazine, running author workshops and working with atp media in Luton, Mike is married with three children and a growing number of pets. He currently lives in Luton in the UK and when not working watches Formula 1, eats Ben & Jerry's Phish Food and listens to Noah and the Whale.