A Luminous Republic (Hardback)
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A Luminous Republic (Hardback)

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Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 06/08/2020
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With a gang of unruly, neglected children at its heart, A Luminous Republic puts a sinister spin on a morality tale, challenging our notions of childhood and innocence.

One day, the children begin to show up in the subtropical town of San Cristobal. Aged between nine and thirteen, the children are covered in dirt and hungry. They beg food, commit small acts of vandalism, play games that don't seem to have any rules, and communicate with each other in a strange language. No one knows where they come from or where they disappear to each night. And then, they rob a supermarket and stab two adults, bringing fear to the town. Thus begins a fearsome and thrilling modern morality tale that retraces the lines between good and evil, the civilised and the wild, and drags our assumptions about childhood and innocence out into the light.

Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781846276934
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 268 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 12 mm

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“Highly recommended”

I loved this book! Aside from its themes, the way it is written is really captivating and masterly crafted.

The story in brief is of a small city in South America which is increasingly visited by a group of children... More

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Amalia Gkavea

“A novel that must be read in order to be felt, a novel that raises serious questions on the origins and instincts of human nature.”

‘’When I’m asked about the thirty-two children who lost their lives in San Cristóbal, my reaction varies depending on the age of my interlocutor. If we’re the same age, I say that understanding is simply a matter of... More

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“Interesting”

This was an interesting book and i really enjoyed the story it told. Even though it was short, it still managed to pack a lot of detail and action into this. I liked the main character of the civil servant and thought... More

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