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- DescriptionI cant recall the exact moment when I decided to become a Reader. This is unusual for me, as I am always precise about beginnings...Imagine a future without a past, a time without memory, a state in which nationality, ancestry, tradition, language, history have place. Governing this world is a hyper-organised system of corporations, a network of companies, each responsible for a particular product, each with a workforce conditioned to one end...But, somewhere, a clandestine group is operating to preserve the past...In the Olive producing region of Olea, the Readers are smuggling and storing books in a secret library hidden away in the house of Jephzat and her family. When her sister disappears under suspicious circumstances, and her parents are hastily relocated by the Company, Jephzat is ordered to remain behind. Alone and facing the suspicion and hostility of the villagers, she falls in love with Homer, an olive picker she once rescued from the hands of Company Commissioners - and a long-time member of the Readers. As Homer introduces her to the library, and her hunger for kwledge grows, so do her questions, and soon she finds herself closely involved t only in the recovery and preservation of books, but in a secret plan which endangers Jephzat herself...
- Author BiographyChristine Aziz is a homeopath and freelance journalist. This is her first novel.
- PrizesWinner of Richard & Judy How to Get Published Competition 2005.
- Author(s)Christine Aziz
- PublisherPan Macmillan
- Date of Publication05/05/2006
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPan Books
- Out-of-print date12/04/2010
- Width130 mm
- Height197 mm
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