A Luminous Republic

£8.99

San Cristóbal is an unremarkable city – small, prosperous and contained by rainforest and river. But then the children arrived. No one knew where they came from: 32 kids, seemingly born of the jungle, speaking an unknown language. At first they scavenged, stealing food and money and absconding to the trees. But their transgressions escalated to violence, and then the city’s own children began defecting to join them. Facing complete collapse, municipal forces embark on a hunt to find the kids before the city falls into irreparable chaos. Narrated by the social worker who led the hunt, ‘A Luminous Republic’ is a suspenseful, anguished novel by Andrés Barba.

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Description

One day, the children begin to show up in the subtropical town of San Crist�bal, unwashed and hungry. No one knows where they have come from or where they disappear to each night. And then they rob a supermarket and stab two adults, bringing fear to the town.So begins a thrilling morality tale that retraces the lines between good and evil, the civil and the wild, dragging our assumptions about childhood and innocence out into the light.

Additional information

Weight 0.15 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.2 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

208

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

863.7 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K