A River Called Time

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Akashic Books
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5.9 X 9.4 X 1.6 inches | 1.4 pounds

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About the Author

Courttia Newland is the author of seven books including his much-lauded debut, The Scholar. His last novel, The Gospel According to Cane, was published by Akashic in 2013. In 2016 he was awarded the Roland Rees Bursary for playwriting. As a screenwriter, he has co-written two episodes of the Steve McQueen BBC series Small Axe.

What would London be like if the UK had not colonized half the world? That's the question that drives Courttia Newland's A River Called Time. When young Markriss has the opportunity to move into the Ark--a massive structure that promises a utopian existence for the invited--he takes it, only to find that the world of his dreams isn't as idyllic as he was promised.-- "Bustle"
A deftly crafted dystopian science fiction novel by an author with a genuine flair for originality and the kind of narrative driven storytelling that reaches out and grabs the reader's totally engaged and compulsive page turning attention from cover to cover.-- "Midwest Book Review"
This mystical coming-of-age tale . . . is sure to please fans of thought-provoking speculative fiction.-- "Publishers Weekly"
This is an ambitiously imagined book that, by removing the European lens on African cultures, creates a new reality that allows us to question how we view our own. Complex and multilayered, this novel opens the door to the possibilities of noncolonial worlds.-- "Kirkus Reviews"
No one can doubt the sheer energy and verve of Newland's vision.-- "The Guardian (UK), Book of the Day selection"