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Body Tourists

Body Tourists

Youth is wasted on the young, isn’t it?

In this version of London, there is a small, private clinic. Behind its layers of security, procedures are taking place on poor, robust teenagers from northern Estates in exchange for thousands of pounds – procedures that will bring the wealthy dead back to life in these young supple bodies for fourteen days.

It’s an opportunity for wrongs to be righted, for fathers to meet grandsons, for scientists to see their work completed. Old wine in new bottles.

But at what cost?

The first chapter of Body Tourists will be broadcast on Radio 4 on June 4th, 2019, and available online subsequently.

(P) 2019 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items

On Sale: 14th November 2019

Price: £19.99

ISBN-13: 9781529392999

Reviews

Her observation of our species is tender, precise, illuminating
Hilary Mantel
An extraordinary novel about an ordinary situation - the unravelling of a marriage
(Review of CONRAD AND ELEANOR), The Times
Brilliantly done - a sustained exploration of the polarities at the enduring heart of love
(Review of CONRAD AND ELEANOR), Guardian
A literary dystopia that packs an emotional punch . . . The novel does not set up an elaborate apocalypse, but astringently strips away the smears hiding the apocalypses we really face.
(Review of Booker-longlisted THE TESTAMENT OF JESSIE LAMB), Independent on Sunday
Beautifully constructed and controlled . . . an absorbing, nuanced drama about moral choices and personal responsibility
(Review of THE VOYAGE HOME), Sunday Telegraph
A voyage of self-discovery that is eloquent, lucid and entirely enthralling
(Review of THE VOYAGE HOME), Daily Mail
A startling and gripping exploration of love, grief, responsibility and power that moves effortlessly from the personal - the pain of a woman who has recently lost her father - to one of the most hotly debated and emotive issues of the moment, the plight of asylum seekers . . . A wonderfully humane and vividly written story that will keep you entranced until the last page
(Review of THE VOYAGE HOME), Red Magazine
A triumphant creation . . . the authorial voice has a chameleon quality; she speaks with tongues. And the tongue here is persuasive indeed
(Review of ISLAND), Independent
Rogers' use of genuine historical detail is brilliant, she knows exactly what to use, and when to stop.
Canberra Times
Jane Rogers is a wonderfully versatile novelist
Penelope Lively
An ambitious and important writer
New York Times
Cuts to the bone
Sunday Times
Rogers has never been afraid to expose the dark underside of people's psyches, their shoddy motives and secret compulsions
Guardian
Rogers' prose flows elegantly and with effortless power
Observer
Body Tourists is very much a novel about human nature. Told through a variety of different perspectives . . . the novel is an insightful examination of the things people truly value
SciFi Now
Unputdownable and often thought-provoking
Sunday Times
As the trials are marred by unforeseen battles between will and flesh, tantalising moral questions are raised about gender, class, race, mortality and the pursuit of ever smarter, ever more human artificial intelligence.
Bookanista
[A] compulsive and compelling slice of fiction
Sunday Express
Gripping and thought-provoking
Mail on Sunday