The Office of Mercy

The Office of Mercy

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A thrilling debut of a postapocalyptic world for fans of "The Hunger Games"
Weaving philosophy and science together into a riveting, dystopian story of love and adventure, "The Office of Mercy" illuminates an all-too-real future imagined by a phenomenal new voice in fiction.
Twenty-four-year-old Natasha Wiley lives in America-Five--a high-tech, underground, utopian settlement where hunger and money do not exist, everyone has a job, and all basic needs are met. But when her mentor and colleague, Jeffrey, selects her to join a special team to venture Outside for the first time, Natasha's allegiances to home, society, and above all to Jeffrey are tested. She is forced to make a choice that may put the people she loves most in grave danger and change the world as she knows it.
"The Office of Mercy" is speculative fiction at its best with a deeply imagined, lush world, high-stakes adventure, and romance that will thrill fans of Suzanne Collins, Margaret Atwood, Justin Cronin, and Kazuo Ishiguro.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 163 x 226 x 36mm | 522g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0670025860
  • 9780670025862
  • 2,875,283

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"If you think a future world without suffering would be a good thing, Ariel Djanikian will convince you to reconsider in her impressive debut "The Office of Mercy". Gripping, well-plotted, and boasting a fascinating setting, this utterly engrossing tale is thoughtful and surprising. Djanikian's adroit writing turns the elements of the dystopian novel on their head, and the central character's struggles in America-Five were, by turns, both starkly foreign and hauntingly familiar."--Deborah Harkness, "New York Times" bestselling author of "A Discovery of Witches"
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About Ariel Djanikian

Ariel Djanikian graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2004 and holds an MFA in fiction writing from the University of Michigan. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband and daughter. "The Office of Mercy" is her first novel.
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3 39% (413)
2 18% (194)
1 5% (52)
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