Publication Date: 14/11/2019 ISBN: 9781529392951 Category:

Body Tourists

Jane Rogers

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication Date: 14/11/2019 ISBN: 9781529392951 Category:
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‘Her observation of our species is tender, precise, illuminating’ Hilary Mantel

THE NEW NOVEL BY THE BOOKER LONGLISTED AND ARTHUR C CLARKE AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR OF THE TESTAMENT OF JESSIE LAMB
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‘An ambitious and important writer’ New York Times
‘Unputdownable and often thought-provoking’ Sunday Times
‘Grimly plausible’ Guardian

In this version of London, there is a small, private clinic. Behind its layers of security, procedures are taking place on poor, robust teenagers from northern Estates in exchange for thousands of pounds – procedures that will bring the wealthy dead back to life in these young supple bodies for fourteen days.

It’s an opportunity for wrongs to be righted, for fathers to meet grandsons, for scientists to see their work completed. Old wine in new bottles.

But at what cost?

MORE PRAISE FOR JANE ROGERS AND BODY TOURISTS:

‘Gripping’ Mail on Sunday

‘Very much a novel about human nature . . . an insightful examination of the things people truly value’ SciFi Now

‘A wonderfully versatile novelist’ Penelope Lively

‘Rogers’ prose flows elegantly and with effortless power’ Observer

‘A compulsive and compelling slice of fiction’ Sunday Express

Publisher Review

Roger's prose flows elegantly and with effortless power * Observer * Rogers has never been afraid to expose the dark underside of people's psyches, their shoddy motives and secret compulsions * Guardian * Cuts to the bone * The Sunday Times * An ambitious and important writer * The New York Times * Jane Rogers is a wonderfully versatile novelist -- Penelope Lively Her observation of our species is tender, precise, illuminating -- Hilary Mantel Cuts to the bone * Sunday Times * Rogers' use of genuine historical detail is brilliant, she knows exactly what to use, and when to stop. * Canberra Times * A triumphant creation . . . the authorial voice has a chameleon quality; she speaks with tongues. And the tongue here is persuasive indeed -- (Review of ISLAND) * Independent * A startling and gripping exploration of love, grief, responsibility and power that moves effortlessly from the personal - the pain of a woman who has recently lost her father - to one of the most hotly debated and emotive issues of the moment, the plight of asylum seekers . . . A wonderfully humane and vividly written story that will keep you entranced until the last page -- (Review of THE VOYAGE HOME) * Red Magazine * A voyage of self-discovery that is eloquent, lucid and entirely enthralling -- (Review of THE VOYAGE HOME) * Daily Mail * Beautifully constructed and controlled . . . an absorbing, nuanced drama about moral choices and personal responsibility -- (Review of THE VOYAGE HOME) * Sunday Telegraph * A literary dystopia that packs an emotional punch . . . The novel does not set up an elaborate apocalypse, but astringently strips away the smears hiding the apocalypses we really face. -- (Review of Booker-longlisted THE TESTAMENT OF JESSIE LAMB) * Independent on Sunday * Brilliantly done - a sustained exploration of the polarities at the enduring heart of love -- (Review of CONRAD AND ELEANOR) * Guardian * An extraordinary novel about an ordinary situation - the unravelling of a marriage -- (Review of CONRAD AND ELEANOR) * The Times * As the trials are marred by unforeseen battles between will and flesh, tantalising moral questions are raised about gender, class, race, mortality and the pursuit of ever smarter, ever more human artificial intelligence. * Bookanista * A clever, bold and entertaining novel with serious undercurrents concerning medical ethics, class privilege, deprivation and manipulation Rogers' prose flows elegantly and with effortless power * Observer * An ambitious and important writer * New York Times * Jane Rogers is a wonderfully versatile novelist -- Penelope Lively Body Tourists is very much a novel about human nature. Told through a variety of different perspectives . . . the novel is an insightful examination of the things people truly value * SciFi Now * [A] compulsive and compelling slice of fiction * Sunday Express * Gripping and thought-provoking * Mail on Sunday * Rogers has never been afraid to expose the dark underside of people's psyches, their shoddy motives and secret compulsions * Guardian * Grimly plausible . . . Moving * Guardian * Unputdownable and often thought-provoking * Sunday Times * Her observation of our species is tender, precise, illuminating -- Hilary Mantel

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