Brilliant Objects

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Manhattan, 2083. Sixteen-year-old Hannah knows that this is the real world. There is no doubt about that. But in this world, the world has taken to the skies. And, out of oil, the climate destroyed, famine, poverty and disease are widespread. History is erased, hierarchies and barriers are broken down and souls cross ages like clouds cross the sky; if something can be imagined, it is possible. But challenges swiftly mount. When Hannah saves a child called Deeby from the sewers, Hannah sets in motion a series of events that quickly spin beyond her control. Soon, Hannah and her friends are in danger, with few allies to help her make sense of the true scope of the peril.

ISBN: 9781912436927 Author: Lamb, Mark Publisher: Valley Press Publication Date: 12th November 2021 Imprint: Valley Press Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.92 (edition:23) Pages: 352 Language: English Edition: Paperback original Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

Witness fourthousand years of history through the eyes of those who lived it. Manhattan,2083. Sixteen-year-oldHannah knows that this is the real world. There is no doubt about that. But in thisworld, the world has taken to the skies. And, out of oil, the climatedestroyed, famine, poverty and disease are widespread. History is erased,hierarchies and barriers are broken down and souls cross ages like clouds crossthe sky; if something can be imagined, it is possible. But challenges swiftly mount. When Hannah savesa child called Deeby from the sewers, Hannah sets in motion a series of eventsthat quickly spin beyond her control. Soon, Hannah and her friends are indanger, with few allies to help her make sense of the true scope of the peril.Is the only way to safety to follow in Deeby’s footsteps? Is it too late tostop? As she desperately seeks answers about why Deeby contacted her, time isrunning out – for her, and possibly for the world. From the author: Brilliant Objects started out as a writing exercise, producing descriptions of wonderful citiesthat I’d like to visit (or sometimes avoid). Then, inspired by Italo Calvino’sInvisible Cities, I decided to relate the cities to larger stories that wraparound and sometimes include them. It was during the writing of these storiesthat I realised that in the circumstances described, millions of people’s liveswould be shattered, and I wrote the diary sections as a means of explainingtheir different characters how they coped.”

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