The Swimmers (UK Edition)

February 23, 2021
The Swimmers (UK Edition)

A claustrophobic, literary dystopia set in the hot,luscious landscape of Andalusia from the author of The GoldenKey.After the ravages of global warming, this is place of deepjungles, strange animals, and new taxonomies. Social inequality hasravaged society, now divided into surface dwellers and people wholive in the Upper Settlement, a ring perched at the edge of theplanet's atmosphere. Within the surface dwellers, further divisionsoccur: the techies are old families, connected to the engineertradition, builders of the Barrier, a huge wall that keeps theplastic-polluted Ocean away. They possess a much higher status thanthe beanies, their servants.The novel opens after the Delivery Act has decreed all surfacehumans are 'equal'. Narrated by Pearl, a young techie with a threadof shuvani blood, she navigates the complex social hierarchies andmonstrous, ever-changing landscape. But a radical attack close tohome forces her to question what she knew about herself and theworld around her.