The Divers' Game

Author:   Jesse Ball
Publisher:   Text Publishing
ISBN:  

9781922268266


Pages:   240
Publication Date:   01 October 2019
Format:   Paperback
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From the inimitable mind of award-winning author Jesse Ball, a novel about an unsettlingly familiar society that has renounced the concept of equality-and the devastating consequences of unmitigated power. The old-fashioned struggle for fairness has finally been abandoned. It was a misguided endeavour. The world is divided into two groups, pats and quads. The pats may kill the quads as they like, and do. The quads have no recourse but to continue with their lives. The Divers' Game is a thinly veiled description of our society, an extreme case that demonstrates a truth- we must change or our world will collapse. What is the effect of constant fear on a life, or on a culture? Brilliantly constructed and achingly tender, The Divers' Game shatters the notion of common decency as the binding agent between individuals, forcing us to consider whether compassion is intrinsic to the human experience. With his signature empathy and ingenuity, Jesse Ball's latest work solidifies his reputation as one of contemporary fiction's most mesmerising talents.

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Author:   Jesse Ball
Publisher:   Text Publishing
Imprint:   The Text Publishing Company
Dimensions:   Width: 13.60cm , Height: 2.20cm , Length: 20.80cm
Weight:   0.256kg
ISBN:  

9781922268266


ISBN 10:   1922268267
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   01 October 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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`A poet by trade, Ball understands the economy of language better than most fiction writers today.' * Huffington Post * `Jesse Ball [is] among our most compelling and daring writers today.' * LA Review of Books * `A young genius who hits all of the right notes.' * Chicago Tribune *


`A dystopian tale imbued with empathy, philosophical musings, and questions about compassion, generational trauma, and humanity.' * Millions * `A poet by trade, Ball understands the economy of language better than most fiction writers today.' * Huffington Post * `Jesse Ball [is] among our most compelling and daring writers today.' * LA Review of Books * `A young genius who hits all of the right notes.' * Chicago Tribune *


`A young genius who hits all of the right notes.' * Chicago Tribune * `Jesse Ball [is] among our most compelling and daring writers today.' * LA Review of Books * `A poet by trade, Ball understands the economy of language better than most fiction writers today.' * Huffington Post *


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Jesse Ball (1978-). Novelist, absurdist. Born in New York. His many and varied works are beloved in a dozen languages.

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