The Ship

The Ship

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In one of the most controversial novels of the year, a young woman's only hope for survival in the dystopian future is a ship, a Noah's Ark, that can rescue 500 people.

London burned for three weeks. And then it got worse... Young, naive, and frustratingly sheltered, Lalla has grown up in near-isolation in her parents' apartment, sheltered from the chaos of their collapsed civilization. But things are getting more dangerous outside. People are killing each other for husks of bread, and the police are detaining anyone without an identification card. On her sixteenth birthday, Lalla's father decides it's time to use their escape route--a ship he's built that is only big enough to save five hundred people. But the utopia her father has created isn't everything it appears. There's more food than anyone can eat, but nothing grows; more clothes than anyone can wear, but no way to mend them; and no-one can tell her where they are going.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 145 x 211 x 28mm | 408g
  • United States
  • English
  • 0316469858
  • 9780316469852

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"Thoughtful and luminous . . . [A] powerful debut novel . . . it's a provocative novel with difficult questions about the fundamental nature how people choose to live their lives."--Los Angeles Times on The Ship
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About Antonia Honeywell

Antonia Honeywell studied English at Manchester University and worked at the Natural History and Victoria and Albert Museums in London, running creative writing workshops and education programmes for children, before training as a teacher. During her ten years teaching English, drama and film studies, she wrote a musical, and a play which was performed at the Edinburgh Festival. She has four young children and lives in Buckinghamshire. The Ship is her first novel.
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4 22% (330)
3 38% (569)
2 21% (310)
1 10% (142)
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