Composite Creatures (Paperback)
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Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 13/04/2021
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In a society where self-preservation is as much an art as a science, Norah and Arthur are learning how to co-exist in domestic bliss. Though they hardly know each other, everything seems to be going perfectly - from the home they're building together to the ring on Norah's finger. But survival in this world is a tricky thing, the air is thicker every day and illness creeps fast through the body. The earth is becoming increasingly hostile to live in. Fortunately, Easton Grove have the answer, a perfect little bundle of fur that Norah and Arthur can take home. All they have to do to live long, happy lives is keep it, or her, safe and close. File Under: Science Fiction [ Teratoma for One | Nine Lives | Cell Patchwork | Till Death ]

Publisher: Watkins Media
ISBN: 9780857669025
Number of pages: 400
Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm
Edition: New edition


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"A strong debut, and one that makes me want to read more from this up-and-coming author."
"Caroline Hardaker's debut poetry pamphlet is a triumph of contemporary myth-making."
"Deliciously creepy!"
"an unapologetic, intimate tale of our shared human fragility, and the deceptions we employ to keep from breaking."
"The writing is wistful and works in such a way you don't realise how wonderfully strange the book is until you are enfolded in it."
"As thought-provoking as it is chilling."
"Explores what constitutes love, how to build a life when a lot we take for granted is missing, and what it takes to 'glue together a splitting world.'"
"A delicate and terrifying prospect of our future, with the most lovable creatures."
"Creepy and enthralling, Hardaker's superbly written debut will drip feed you dread from beginning to end."
"Highly recommended."
"A thought-provoking dystopian debut which continuously questions what it truly means to be alive."
"A story you won't forget in a hurry (try as you might) and an exceptional debut novel."

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“A tale of a future, toxic Earth”

Composite creatures tells the tale of a future, where Earth has gone toxic and wildlife is extinct. We follow the story of Norah as she learns what is means to survive in this world.
I really enjoyed the storytelling... More

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“Bizarre and tense”

Norah and Art seem like a nice, normal couple, but they are living in a dystopian future where there are no birds or animals and few plants. They met through Easton Grove, an unusual matching agency with a purpose,... More

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“A literary gem for fans of Kazuo Ishiguro”

I finished Composite Creatures by @carolinehwrites

A literary find, it grapples with humans’ capacity for ethical inertia, in a near-future setting that is shocking and yet depressingly plausible.
The best written... More

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