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Waiting Rooms

Eve Smith

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Orenda Books
13 October 2020
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Crime & mystery; Thriller & suspense; Adventure; Science fiction; Apocalyptic; Dystopia; Science Fiction; Contemporary Sci-Fi; Contemporary Horror; Crime & Mystery Sci-Fi
Decades of spiralling drug resistance have unleashed a global antibiotic crisis. Ordinary infections are untreatable, and a scratch from a pet can kill. A sacrifice is required to keep the majority safe: no one over seventy is allowed new antibiotics. The elderly are sent to hospitals nicknamed 'The Waiting Rooms', hospitals where no one ever gets well.

Twenty years after the crisis takes hold, Kate begins a search for her birth mother, armed only with her name and her age. As Kate unearths disturbing facts about her mother's past, she puts her family in danger and risks losing everything. Because Kate is not the only secret that her mother is hiding. Someone else is looking for her, too.

Sweeping from an all-too-real modern Britain to a pre-crisis South Africa, THE WAITING ROOMS is epic in scope, richly populated with unforgettable characters, and a tense, haunting vision of a future that is only a few mutations away.
By:   Eve Smith
Imprint:   Orenda Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 130mm, 
ISBN:   9781913193263
ISBN 10:   1913193268
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   13 October 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Forthcoming

Eve Smith writes speculative fiction, mainly about the things that scare her. She attributes her love of all things dark and dystopian to a childhood watching Tales of the Unexpected and black-and-white Edgar Allen Poe double bills. In this world of questionable facts, stats and news, she believes storytelling is more important than ever to engage people in real life issues. Her flash fiction has been shortlisted for the Bath Flash Fiction Award and highly commended for The Brighton Prize. When she's not writing she's romping across fields after her dog, trying to organise herself and her family or off exploring somewhere new.

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