Abbott, Jane, author.


Abbott, Jane, author.


Personal Author
Abbott, Jane, author.

Publication Information
North Sydney, NSW Vintage Books, 2016.

Physical Description
440 pages ; 24 cm.

Savage and apocalyptic, this is the new world. Devoid of rain, the earth has shrunk to dust and salt, hemmed by a swollen sea. Survivors gather to re-establish order but it's nothing like before. It is Jeremiah's world. Commanded by the cruel Garrick, Jem is a Watchman and hunter of Disses: rebels who dare to challenge the Tower and its ruling Council. Loner by design and killer by nature, he's unapologetically part of a cruel regime until a new assignment exposes a web of deceit, and past sins demand their reckoning. When a young boy elicits his sympathy, and an enigmatic woman his interest, Jem is made to question everything he believes before undertaking one last terrifying mission. Now he must do unto others if he's to take care of his own. In this dark and compelling first novel from a stunning new voice in fiction, it is impossible to know who is friend or foe, hero or villain.

Subject Term
Australian fiction.
Science fiction.
Climatic changes -- Fiction.
Water-supply -- Fiction.
Dystopias -- Fiction.

Science fiction


LibraryMaterial TypeShelf NumberLibrary
Constitution HillBookF ABBOConstitution HillAdult Fiction
Wentworth PointBookF ABBOWentworth PointAdult Fiction