Wake Up

Wake Up

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For John, a potato isn't just a staple food, it's also something wondrous, the secret of his success and the key to the future. With his brother, Greg, he has turned his father's green grocery business into Spudnik, Britain's largest dealer in potatoes. Now he wants to change the world by introducing, through potatoes, edible vaccines: plants genetically modified to provide an edible alternative to injections. But as John spins round and round the ring road avoiding his turn off to work he has to figure out how to tell his brother that deep in the Venezuelan jungle, volunteers have died during the latest illegal trials. Deaths that they have to find some way to hide. "Wake Up" is a book about our times, and how we are hurtling, almost silently, into a new age with implications that are unfathomable.show more

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 111 x 178mm | 138g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Open market ed
  • 0747564434
  • 9780747564430

About Tim Pears

Tim Pears was born in 1956. He is the author of three novels: IN THE PLACE OF FALLEN LEAVES (winner of the Hawthornden Prize for Literature and the Ruth Hadden Award), IN A LAND OF PLENTY and A REVOLUTION OF THE SUN. Tim Pears lives in Wales and Oxford.show more

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'Haunting and drenched with a dark humour' Daily Mail 'A deeply unsettling novel' Independent 'Bound together with a thrillerish sense of doom ... makes bracing and refreshingly relevant reading' New Statesman 'Early nineteenth-century France had Balzac, we have Tim Pears' The Timesshow more