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1984.1 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Chapman, Jake

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A much-needed rectification of 1984 offers an all-you-can-eat quinoa buffet of wrongthink With 1984.1, George Orwell's flawed masterpiece finally receives a much-needed rectification, as Jake Chapman takes us on a bad trip into an atrocious alt-Eurasia-a nightmare utopia of 24/7 ...self-expression, mandatory wellbeing, yogic breathing, and promiscuous empathy. Yippie wonks in open-toed sandals have ejected the evil capitalist overlords, compassion and charity reign supreme, buckwheat salad and artisan cashew cheese are in plentiful supply, and all strive to live their best life, all the time. Employed by the Ministry to rectify misfortunes issuing from a curious glitch in the system, Winston Smith finds that his creative urges are unexpectedly awoken, and he is driven to express his deepest place, voice, and hurt through the medium of poetry. But what connects Winston's furtive scribblings in My Big Book of Me to the unpleasantnesses emanating from the deep glitch? Is Julia really the perfect kooky carefree soulmate she seems to be? Can O'Brien be trusted? And when does the new season of Big Brother start? An all-you-can-eat quinoa buffet of wrongthink, Chapman's twisted vision is a bracing reminder that dystopia is just wishful thinking, and that the worst can always get worster.
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ISBN 9781913029692
Released NZ 1 Jul 2020
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Series Urbanomic / K-Pulp
Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks

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ISBN-13 9781913029692
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Imprint Urbanomic Media Ltd
Released 1 Jul 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Chapman, Jake
Series Urbanomic / K-Pulp
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 133mm
Height: 197mm
Dewey Code 823.92
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade