The Liberation's Child

Lucy Cruickshanks

In a dystopian Britain of the near future, two survivors of a genocide, Thea and Dom, are on a journey to uncover the truth behind an illegal adoption ring and to find a missing baby. Their search for the truth puts both of their lives in danger and uncovers that new Free and Equal Britain is not just a memory.
Date Published :
June 2022
Publisher :
Polygon
Language:
English
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781846975776
Pages : 256
Dimensions : 7.7 X 5.1 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$13.95

Overview
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16 million dead. Two struggling survivors. A past no-one can escape.

Set in a Britain of the near future, haunted by its past in which the traces of genocide lay just below the surface, two survivors, Thea and Dom, are on a journey to uncover the truth behind an illegal adoption ring and to find a missing baby. Their search for the truth puts both of their lives in danger and uncovers that new Free and Equal Britain is not just a memory.

As Dom and Thea’s paths collide, they unearth not only adoption crimes on an industrial scale, but links to fugitive FEB-era politicians that both Dom and Thea still have deeply personal reasons to resent — and fear. Will Dom discover the truth about the child he hoped would rebuild his family? Will Thea find her daughter? Will the past continue to block their way?

About The Author
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Lucy Cruickshanks’ novels have been shortlisted for the Author’s Club Best First Novel Award and Guardian’s Not The Booker Prize, named a Top Ten Book of the Year by The Bookbag, and featured widely in the press. A great fan of the underdog, she’s drawn to people and places grappling with political instability, writing about societies at their most precarious and fraught with risk.You can find her chatting all things books on YouTube (Bookshanks) and on Twitter @LucyBookshanks.

REVIEWS
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“Cruickshanks' prose is beautifully taut – not a word is wasted...The Liberation's Child is dystopian fiction at its finest.”

- LoveReading

"Buckle up for a nail-biting journey into the near future when Britain is haunted by genocide of the past… this dystopian tale will appeal to fans of Margaret Atwood."

- Sunday Post

‘Cruickshanks’ writing is also captivating, teasing out the information that made this a true page-turner… The Liberation’s Child is a riveting novel’

- Dystopic.co.uk

An intriguing plot that you will not want to put down.'

- Southern Daily Echo

A fabulous page turner from Lucy Cruickshanks, with powerful characters and a plot that gathers pace as it progresses. I hope there’s a sequel hiding out there where we learn more of Thea and Laurel, the wider family Nowell and their part in the demise of Hamilton'

- Craig Brown, Good Reads

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