How High We Go in the Dark

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Dr Cliff Miyashiro arrives in the Arctic Circle to continue his recently deceased daughter’s research, only to discover a virus, newly unearthed from melting permafrost. The plague unleashed reshapes life on earth for generations. Yet even while struggling to counter this destructive force, humanity stubbornly persists in myriad moving and ever inventive ways. From funerary skyscrapers to hotels for the dead, ‘How High We Go in the Dark’ follows a cast of intricately linked characters spanning hundreds of years as humanity endeavours to restore the delicate balance of the world. This is a story of unshakable hope that crosses literary lines to give us a world rebuilding itself through an endless capacity for love, resilience, and reinvention.

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE WATERSTONES DEBUT FICTION PRIZE 2022FINALIST FOR THE BARNES & NOBLE DISCOVER PRIZE 2022FINALIST FOR THE URSULA LE GUIN PRIZE FOR FICTION 2022WATERSTONES AND ESQUIRE BEST BOOKS OF 2022‘Haunting and luminous ? An astonishing debut’ – Alan Moore, creator of Watchmen and V for Vendetta‘A powerfully moving and thought provoking read. At times sublime, strange and deeply human’ Adrian Tchaikovsky, bestselling author of the Children of Time seriesSiberia, 2031. After a virus, unearthed from melting permafrost, unleashes a deadly plague upon humanity, those left alive are forced to adapt to a new world, and do so in myriad moving and inventive ways. Among those adjusting to this new normal are an aspiring comedian, employed by a theme park designed for terminally ill children, who falls in love with a mother trying desperately to keep her son alive; a scientist who, having failed to save his own son from the plague, gets a second chance at fatherhood when one of his test subjects – a pig – develops human speech; and a widowed painter and her teenage granddaughter who must set off on cosmic quest to locate a new home planet. A story of unshakeable hope that seamlessly crosses literary lines, How High We Go in the Dark follows a cast of intricately linked characters spanning hundreds of years as humankind endeavours to restore the delicate balance of the world.Wonderful and disquieting, dreamlike and all too possible. [How High We Go in the Dark] reaches far beyond our stars while its heart remains rooted to Earth, and reminds us that our wellbeing depends on the wellbeing of our world – Samantha Shannon, author of The Priory of the Orange Tree

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Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 cm
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