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The Swimmers Reviews

The Swimmers by Marian Womack

The Swimmers

Marian Womack

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1 review

Imprint: Titan Books Ltd
Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
Publication date: 16 Feb 2021
ISBN: 9781789094213

A claustrophobic, literary dystopia set in the hot, luscious landscape of Andalusia from the author of The Golden Key.

4 stars out of 5
Lisa Tuttle
12 Feb 2021

"a richly imagined eco-gothic tale"

Set centuries from now after the sea has turned to a dead brown sludge of plastic waste, and the land remaining in the tropical zone has been overwhelmed by forests filled with carnivorous plants and gigantic animals that mutate and evolve with unholy speed. The poor must cope as best they can, while wealthy “techies” live suspended above the world in the sanitised safety of the Ring. Pearl loves her childhood forest home and dreams of becoming a storyteller, but agrees to an arranged marriage with techie Arlo. Perhaps, if they piece together their knowledge, and art and science come together, the seas may yet be saved.