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Rise and Shine

Patrick Allington



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Scribe Publications
02 June 2020
Science fiction
Each morning, the last humans start their day with graphic footage from the front. This is what sustains them - literally.

In a world where eight billion souls have perished, the survivors huddle together apart, perpetually at war, in the city-states of Rise and Shine. Yet this war, far from representing their doom, is their means of survival. For their leaders have found the key to life when crops, livestock, and the very future have been blighted - a key that turns on each citizen being moved by human suffering. Yet is this small hope, this compassion, enough to sustain them against the despair born of all the friends they've lost, all the experiences they'll never know? Or must they succumb to, or even embrace, darker desires?

Rise & Shine is a tale that speaks to our troubled times, a Kafkaesque fable of hope from the imagination of Miles Franklin nominee Patrick Allington.

'You never knew fiction could do this.' -Jane Rawson, author of From the Wreck 'A novel of rare visionary brilliance, Rise & Shine blew me away.' -Bram Presser, author of The Book of Dirt 'Fiercely imaginative and astonishingly written.' -Robbie Arnott, author of Flames and The Rain Heron
By:   Patrick Allington
Imprint:   Scribe Publications
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 137mm,  Spine: 17mm
Weight:   234g
ISBN:   9781925849769
ISBN 10:   1925849767
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   02 June 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Patrick Allington is a writer, critic, editor, and academic. His fiction includes the novel Figurehead, which was longlisted for the 2010 Miles Franklin award, as well as short fiction published in Meanjin, Griffith Review, The Big Issue, and elsewhere. Patrick is a lecturer in English and Creative Writing at Flinders University.

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