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Venomous Lumpsucker

Ned Beauman

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

The dazzling new novel by the Man Booker-nominated, Granta Best of Young British novelist, Ned Beauman.

Laugh-out-loud funny, with a page-turning plot, Venomous Lumpsucker is a speculative literary thriller for the age of Extinction Rebellion.

Laugh-out-loud funny, with a page-turning plot, Venomous Lumpsucker is a speculative literary thriller for the age of Extinction Rebellion.

The near future. With tens of thousands of species dying out every year, our last hope is the biobanks, impregnable vaults where their remnants can be preserved forever. Until one day an audacious cyberattack obliterates every single one.

In the aftermath, a troubled conservationist and a crooked mining exec must team up in search of the venomous lumpsucker, a lost fish that they both desperately need to save. Together, they pursue it through the weird landscapes of the 2030s - a nature reserve full of toxic waste; a floating city on the Baltic Sea; the dangerous hinterlands of a totalitarian state. And the further they go, the deeper they're drawn into the mystery of the attack on the biobanks. Who was behind it? And why would anyone do such a thing?

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Praise for Venomous Lumpsucker

  • Beauman has a gift: he's a natural comic writer. - Guardian

  • Beauman's writing is dazzlingly inventive. - The Times

  • I love Ned Beauman's novels - Philip Hensher

  • A singular and almost recklessly gifted, young writer

  • - Time

  • Reminded me of a Coen brothers film . . . I found it enchanting. - BBC Radio 4 Saturday Review on Madness is Better Than

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Ned Beauman

Ned Beauman is the author of Boxer, Beetle, winner of the Writers' Guild Award for Best Fiction Book and the Goldberg Prize for Outstanding Debut Fiction; The Teleportation Accident, which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and won the Encore Award and a Somerset Maugham Award; and the highly acclaimed Glow and Madness is Better Than Defeat. He lives in London.

www.nedbeauman.co.uk
www.nedbeauman.blogspot.co.uk

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