Youth is wasted on the young, isn't it?
Her observation of our species is tender, precise, illuminating - Hilary Mantel
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.
Her observation of our species is tender, precise, illuminating
Jane Rogers is a wonderfully versatile novelist
An ambitious and important writer - The New York Times
Cuts to the bone - The Sunday Times
Rogers has never been afraid to expose the dark underside of people's psyches, their shoddy motives and secret compulsions - Guardian
Roger's prose flows elegantly and with effortless power - Observer
Jane Rogers has published nine novels, written original television and radio drama, and adapted work (her own and others') for radio and TV. Her novels include Conrad and Eleanor, The Testament of Jessie Lamb, Mr Wroe's Virgins, Island, and The Voyage Home. Writing awards include the Arthur C Clarke Award, Somerset Maugham Award, Writers' Guild Best Fiction Book, BAFTA nomination best drama serial, Guardian Fiction Prize runner up and Arts Council Award. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and teaches the Faber Short Story Writing course.