2024 Political Fiction Book prize finalist


Samantha Harvey

Published by: Jonathan Cape

An obliquely political and beautifully strange narrative in which the message is never in your face – rather, diffused from above in a way that is at once mesmerizing and troubling. This is a novel that asks questions about an earth lined with its own human markings of war, industry, climate change; written with such a delicate touch that it is only afterwards that you understand the activating power of the book you’ve just held in your hands.


Ross Raisin, Orwell Prize for Political Fiction judge 2024