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Published: September 2020
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BIC Subject: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Published By: Faber Factory
 
Published: 01-Sep-2020
Format: Hardback, 160 pages, 128x198mm
ISBN: 9781911590279
Stock Code: 1590279
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A jagged, propulsive story of guilt and youth spinning off its axis in the wake of a drowning.A jagged, propulsive story of guilt and youth spinning off its axis in the wake of a drowning.
A local girl drowns one night in summer on the shore. As a seething guilt settles over the teenagers of this fractured town, another girl narrates the experience of their hard­ partying, fiercely divided collective. Her parents' marriage violently collapsing, her brother spiralling into increasing destructiveness, she sinks further back into the events leading up to this tragedy and the deeper fault-lines in the community.

Daringly experimental, Machine is a bold interrogation of gender, class and privilege, and the disintegration of identity in the shadow of trauma. A thrilling first novel from a unique talent, this is suspenseful, audacious, riveting literary fiction.