The End of Nightwork: Aidan Cottrell-Boyce

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Pol suffers from a very rare hormonal disorder that ages him erratically; when he was 13, his body aged ten years overnight, and now in his early 30s, he still has the outward appearance of a 23-year-old. But with his condition dormant, Pol manages to maintain his research into the work of Bartholomew Playfere, an obscure 17th-century Puritan prophet, and his premonitions of ecological disaster and the end of the world. But while Pol is failing to complete his research on Playfere, he encounters a radical new movement that argues that all economic and political events are part of an aeon-long struggle between the old and the young.

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“Rapturous, disruptive and quietly, complexly devastating” Eley Williams”This is a time-tumbling, unexpected and arresting novel of apocalypse, upheaval and familial love” Se�n Hewitt Pol suffers from a very rare hormonal disorder that ages him erratically: when he was thirteen, his body aged ten years overnight, and now in his early thirties, he still has the outward appearance of a twenty-three-year-old. But with his condition dormant, Pol and his wife Caroline manage to live an ordinary life in London. They’re happy enough, even if having a young child has put something of a strain on their marriage. That and Pol’s obsessive interest in the writings of an obscure seventeenth-century Puritan prophet, Bartholomew Playfere, and his premonitions of ecological disaster and the end of the world. But while Pol is failing to complete his research on Playfere, he encounters a radical new movement that argues that all economic and political events are part of an aeon-long struggle between the old and the young – that the ‘hoarist’ habit of violence, their need to conquer, has also affected how they treat the planet. The leader of this popular movement predicts an imminent inter-generational conflict – father against son, mother against daughter – that echoes Playfere’s own prophecies. Against this increasingly fraught backdrop, Pol’s dormant condition threatens to resurface – putting both the safety and happiness of his family at risk.

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Weight 0.396 kg
Dimensions 21.6 × 13.5 × 2 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

288

Language

English

Edition

Hardback original

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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