The future future

£18.99

It’s the 18th century, and Celine is in trouble. Her husband is mostly absent. Her parents are elsewhere. And somewhere men are inventing stories about her – about her affairs, her sexuality, her orgies and addictions. All these stories are lies, but the public loves them – spreading them like a plague. Celine watches as her name becomes a symbol for everything rotten in the world. This is a world of decadence and saturation, of lavish parties and private salons, of tulle and satin and sex and violence. It’s a universe ruled by men – all high on colonial genocide, natural destruction, crimes against women and, above all, language. To survive it, Celine and her friends must band together in search of justice, truth and beauty. Dazzlingly inventive, funny and blindingly bright, ‘The Future Future’ follows one woman on an urgently contemporary quest to clear her name and change the world.

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It’s the eighteenth-century and Celine is in trouble

‘Unlike anything else you’ll read this (or any other) year’
SALMAN RUSHDIE, Booker Prize-winning author of Midnight’s Children

‘A radically beautiful new novel’
SHEILA HETI, author of Pure Colour

‘A book filled with imaginative leaps, brave decisions and tiny details that give delight’
COLM TÓIBÍN, author of Brooklyn

‘Sharp and witty and burningly original: a book that feels joyfully new’
KATHERINE RUNDELL, author of Super-Infinite

Paris, 1775: Celine’s husband is mostly absent. Her parents are elsewhere. And meanwhile men are inventing stories about her – about her affairs, her sexuality, her orgies and addictions.

All these stories are lies, but the public loves them – spreading them like a virus. Celine can only watch as her name becomes a symbol for everything rotten in this society ruled by men high on colonial genocide, natural destruction, and crimes against women. To survive, Celine and her friends must band together in search of justice, truth and beauty.

Fantastical, funny and blindingly bright, The Future Future follows one woman on an urgently contemporary quest to clear her name and change the world.

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Weight 0.459 kg
Dimensions 22.4 × 14.1 × 3.2 cm
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