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Adjei-Brenyah, Nana Kwame


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‘America’s new Hunger Games’ Sunday Times


‘America’s new Hunger Games’ Sunday Times

‘So good. This one is from the heart’ Stephen King

‘Brutal, thrilling, devastating and beautiful’ The Times

Enter a world where, livestreamed to millions, prisoners fight like gladiators for the ultimate prize- their freedom.

Fan-favourite female stars Loretta Thurwar and Hamara ‘Hurricane Staxxx’ Stacker are teammates and lovers. Thurwar is nearing the end of her time on the circuit, free in just a few matches, a fact she carries as heavily as her lethal hammer. But as protestors clash with the baying crowds and the programme’s corporate owners stack the odds against her – will the price be simply too high?

‘So compelling – right up to the final, fatal blow’ Sunday Telegraph

‘Vividly imaginative and startling’ Elle

‘The new maestro of dystopian lit’ Wired

Like Orwell’s 1984 and Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, Adjei-Brenyah’s book presents a dystopian vision so upsetting and illuminating that it should permanently shift our understanding of who we are and what we’re capable of doing… Shockingly intimate and moving. * Washington Post *
You cannot applaud Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s debut novel without getting blood on your hands… * New York Times Book Review *

Imagine The Hunger Games refashioned into a rowdy, profane, and indignant blues shout at full blast. * Kirkus *

Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
Imprint: Vintage UK
Publication date: 04/07/2024

ISBN: 9781529920567 Category: