- Paperback: 354 pages
- Publisher: Newport Street Books (1 March 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0648067661
- ISBN-13: 978-0648067665
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.3 x 22.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 481 g
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 380,224 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“Fleshers holds a mirror to current societal disparities and ugly elitism, not unlike young adult novels The Hunger Games and Divergent…A book that draws readers through an action-packed, multi-layered narrative and will leave them with the desire to learn more about the complex and unusual characters.” - Books+Publishing
About the Author
Daniel Keene has written for the theatre since 1979. His plays have been performed on main stages around Australia and in China, America and Europe. He has won numerous awards, including six Premier's Literary Awards for drama, the Sydney Myer Performing Arts Award and the Kenneth Myer Medallion for the Performing Arts for his contribution to Australian theatre with the Keene/Taylor Theatre Project. Since 2000, over 80 main stage productions of his work have been presented in Europe, predominately in France. He is the only Australian playwright to have been produced in the main program at the Festival d'Avignon. In 2009 his work for Young Audiences was awarded the Prix Théâtre en Pages by Scéne Nationale de Toulouse. Seven volumes of his plays (French translations by Severine Magois) have been published by éditions Theatrales, Paris. In 2016 Daniel was appointed to the rank of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture for his contribution to French culture. danielkeene.com.au
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Told in a clear, easy to read style, from the point of view of two fleshers (those born through natural reproduction) and one pinker (clone), the plot unfolds at a fast pace with some scenes verging on horror as the characters encounter grotesque manifestations of the damage wrought through toxicity. However their struggles are interspersed with plenty of warm family moments and camaraderie.
The authors have taken the tech of today and imagined what a future might hold if development continues apace without safeguards – especially for those at the poorer end of society. What I found most shocking was that what we may have dismissed as wild imagination twenty years ago edges closer to the realm of possibility. A timely and thought-provoking read which I can easily imagine up on the big screen.
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Archetypes, tropes, expectations and realizations are played with in such an original manner that you get lost in the truly-awe-inspiring world of Fleshers. Imperfect, flawed people (whether artificial or bio-born) are what make a story interesting and attention grabbing; heroes who aren't perfect, but try regardless and Fleshers has such absolutely believable characters that you find yourself (or maybe it's just me) mumbling arguments and conversations with their justifications and dilemmas.
I cannot recommend this (or its forthcoming sequel) enough!