Body Tourists (Paperback)
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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 20/08/2020
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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
ADAPTED FROM THE HIT BBC RADIO 4 PLAY

'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: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9781529392975
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 180 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Her observation of our species is tender, precise, illuminating -- Hilary Mantel
Unputdownable and often thought-provoking * Sunday Times *
Grimly plausible . . . Moving * Guardian *
Rogers has never been afraid to expose the dark underside of people's psyches, their shoddy motives and secret compulsions * Guardian *
Gripping and thought-provoking * Mail on Sunday *
[A] compulsive and compelling slice of fiction * Sunday Express *
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 *
Jane Rogers is a wonderfully versatile novelist -- Penelope Lively
An ambitious and important writer * New York Times *
Rogers' prose flows elegantly and with effortless power * Observer *
A clever, bold and entertaining novel with serious undercurrents concerning medical ethics, class privilege, deprivation and manipulation
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 *
An extraordinary novel about an ordinary situation - the unravelling of a marriage -- (Review of CONRAD AND ELEANOR) * The Times *
Brilliantly done - a sustained exploration of the polarities at the enduring heart of love -- (Review of CONRAD AND ELEANOR) * Guardian *
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 *
Beautifully constructed and controlled . . . an absorbing, nuanced drama about moral choices and personal responsibility -- (Review of THE VOYAGE HOME) * Sunday Telegraph *
A voyage of self-discovery that is eloquent, lucid and entirely enthralling -- (Review of THE VOYAGE HOME) * Daily Mail *
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 triumphant creation . . . the authorial voice has a chameleon quality; she speaks with tongues. And the tongue here is persuasive indeed -- (Review of ISLAND) * Independent *
Rogers' use of genuine historical detail is brilliant, she knows exactly what to use, and when to stop. * Canberra Times *
Cuts to the bone * Sunday Times *
Her observation of our species is tender, precise, illuminating -- Hilary Mantel
Jane Rogers is a wonderfully versatile novelist -- Penelope Lively
An ambitious and important writer * The New York Times *
Cuts to the bone * The Sunday Times *
Rogers has never been afraid to expose the dark underside of people's psyches, their shoddy motives and secret compulsions * Guardian *
Roger's prose flows elegantly and with effortless power * Observer *

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“A thought provoking page turner”

I haven't read any Jane Rogers books before,
however on the strength of this one she definitely has a new fan.
The concept is really interesting and raises many fundamental questions about identity and being... More

Hardback edition
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“Highly recommended”

I really did enjoy this, I do like a dystopian read that doesn’t feel too distant.

Imagine a future where memory can be stored digitally after your death, and at some future point inserted into another body,... More

Hardback edition
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“A few flaws”

As much as I love a good sci-fi novel, I must admit I haven’t really been giving them very high starred reviews recently! It may just be an unfortunate run of books or perhaps given the current climate, stories of... More

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