The Gradual (Hardcover)

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  • In the latest novel from one of the UK’s greatest writers we return to the Dream Archipelago, a string of islands that no one can map or explain.

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Product Description

  • Author
    Christopher Priest  
    Binding
    hardback  
    Cat No.
    3694824  
    EAN
    9781473200548  
    Genre
    Science Fiction  
    ISBN
    9781473200548  
    Publisher
    Gollancz Publishing  
    Type
    Books  
  • In the latest novel from one of the UK’s greatest writers we return to the Dream Archipelago, a string of islands that no one can map or explain.

    Alesandro Sussken is a composer, and we see his life as he grows up in a fascist state constantly at war with another equally faceless opponent. His brother is sent off to fight; his family is destroyed by grief.

    Occasionally Alesandro catches glimpses of islands in the far distance from the shore, and they feed into his music - music for which he is feted.

    But all knowledge of the other islands is forbidden by the junta, until he is unexpectedly sent on a cultural tour. And what he discovers on his journey will change his perceptions of his country, his music and the ways of the islands themselves.

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