Publication Date: 01/09/2021 ISBN: 9781784632410 Category:

Dreamtime

Venetia Welby

Publisher: Salt Publishing
Publication Date: 01/09/2021 ISBN: 9781784632410 Category:
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‘So, where is he then, your dad?’ The world may be on a precipice but Sol, fresh from Tucson-desert rehab, finally has an answer to the question that has dogged her since childhood. And not a moment too soon. With aviation grinding to a halt in the face of global climate meltdown, this is the last chance to connect with her absentee father, a US marine stationed in Okinawa. To mend their broken past Sol and her lovelorn friend Kit must journey across poisoned oceans to the furthest reaches of the Japanese archipelago, a place where sea, sky and earth converge at the forefront of an encroaching environmental and geopolitical catastrophe; a place battered by the relentless tides of history, haunted by the ghosts of its past, where the real and the virtual, the dreamed and the lived, are ever harder to define.

In Dreamtime Venetia Welby paints a terrifying and captivating vision of our near future and takes us on a vertiginous odyssey into the unknown.

Publisher Review

Fiction to look out for in 2021 A host of dazzling second novels in the offing ... Venetia Welby's exquisite and hallucinogenic Dreamtime is set in a near future in which we have lost the battle against climate change. -- Alex Preston * The Observer *

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