Shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize
We were impressed by the novel taking on the greatest story of our times – climate change – and yet it’s a novel that focuses through relationships ~ Lemn Sissay, Booker Prize judge
A virtuosic debut, brutal and beautiful in equal measure ~ Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven and The Glass Hotel
The New Wilderness by Diane Cook
Bea’s daughter, Agnes, is slowly wasting away, her lungs ravaged by the smog and pollution of the overpopulated metropolis they call home.
The only alternative is to build a life in the vast expanse of untamed land known as The Wilderness State. No one has been allowed to venture here before. That is all about to change. But as Bea soon discovers, saving her daughter’s life might mean losing her in ways she hadn’t foreseen.
Passionate and exhilarating, The New Wilderness is the story of a mother’s fight to save her daughter in a world she can no longer call her own.