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Julia - November 2023 PREM1ER Edition

Julia - November 2023 PREM1ER Edition

by Sandra Newman

Publisher Granta

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  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing


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About the book

"A fascinating reflection on totalitarianism as refracted through Orwell's times and our own" The Guardian

London, chief city of Airstrip One, the third most populous province of Oceania. It's 1984 and Julia Worthing works as a mechanic fixing the novel-writing machines in the Fiction Department at the Ministry of Truth. Under the ideology of IngSoc and the rule of the Party and its leader Big Brother, Julia is a model citizen - cheerfully cynical, believing in nothing and caring not at all about politics. She knows how to survive in a world of constant surveillance, Thought Police, Newspeak, Doublethink, child spies and the black markets of the prole neighbourhoods. She's very good at staying alive.

But Julia becomes intrigued by a colleague from the Records Department - a mid-level worker of the Outer Party called Winston Smith, she comes to realise that she's losing her grip and can no longer safely navigate her world.

Seventy-five years after Orwell finished writing his iconic novel, Sandra Newman has tackled the world of Big Brother in a truly convincing way, offering a dramatically different, feminist narrative that is true to and stands alongside the original. For the millions of readers who have been brought up with Orwell's
Nineteen Eighty-Four, here, finally, is a provocative, vital and utterly satisfying companion novel.

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About the Author

Sandra Newman

Sandra Newmanis the author of four previous novels;The Only Good Thing Anyone Has Ever Done, (shortlisted for theGuardianFirst Book Award),Cake,The Country of Ice Cream Star(longlisted for the Bailey's Prize for Women's Literature) andThe Heavens. She co-authored the hugely successfulHow Not to Write a Novel with Howard Mittelmark.She has also writtenThe Western Lit Survival Kit,Read This Next, and a memoir,Changeling.She lives in New York.

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