A River Called Time

A River Called Time

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The Ark was built to save the lives of the many, but rapidly became a refuge for the elite, the entrance closed without warning.

Years after the Ark was cut off from the world, a chance of survival within its confines is granted to a select few who can prove their worth. Among their number is Markriss Denny, whose path to future excellence is marred only by a closely guarded secret: without warning, his spirit leaves his body, allowing him to see and experience a world far beyond his physical limitations.

Once inside the Ark, Denny learns of another with the same power, whose existence could spell catastrophe for humanity. He is forced into a desperate race to understand his abilities, and in doing so uncovers the truth about the Ark, himself and the people he thought he once knew.
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  • Hardback | 528 pages
  • 162 x 240mm
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Main
  • 1786897067
  • 9781786897060

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A River Called Time is a real gem of a book . . . There are so many brilliant parallels drawn between the world we live in as well as gentle prods towards the reality we could create. Written in Courttia's evocative style, I was constantly thrown by the clever twists and turns. I had my hands on my face throughout the end of the book as shock after shock was delivered . . . an excellent, beautiful read that will make you think while taking your breath away -- DOROTHY KOOMSON Praise for Courttia Newland: A writer with a gift for expressing the ordinary in an original way. Excellent * * The Times * * Masterful . . . Warm and witty . . . an impressive achievement * * Guardian * * With realism and without sanctimony, Mr Newland successfully engages some of the most difficult questions we will ever face * * New York Journal of Books * * A novel that's rich with both grief and great love. Courttia Newland is a fierce talent -- VICTOR LAVALLE One of the most imaginative, freethinking writers working today. I love his work -- SARAH HALL Newland writes . . . with sensitivity and complexity -- BERNADINE EVARISTO * * Guardian * *
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About Courttia Newland

Courttia Newland is the author of seven books including his much lauded debut, The Scholar. His latest novel, The Gospel According to Cane, was published in 2013. His short stories have appeared in many anthologies and broadcast on BBC Radio 4. In 2016 he was awarded the Tayner Barbers Award for science fiction writing and the Roland Rees Busary for playwriting. As a screenwriter, he has written two episodes of the Steve McQueen BBC series Small Axe.

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