Debut Novel – Line
LINE – A STUNNING DEBUT FROM A MAJOR NEW VOICE IN IRISH LITERATURE. COMING 8TH APRIL 2021.
Tramp Press has bagged the “stunning” debut novel from Irish writer Niall Bourke.
Co-publisher Sarah Davis-Goff acquired Irish and UK rights for Line from Brian Langan at Storyline Literary Agency.
Willard, his mother and his girlfriend Nyla have spent their entire lives in waiting in the Line where daily survival is dictated by the ultimate imperative: obey the rules, or you will lose your place. But everything changes the day Willard’s mother dies and he finds an incomprehensible book hidden among her few belongings…
In its Beckettian sparseness, Line pushes the boundaries of high concept fiction. Deeply moving, it also touches on many of the pressing issues of our turbulent world: migration and the refugee crisis, big data and the erosion of democracy, climate change, colonialism, economic exploitation, social conformity and religious fanaticism.
Line is speculative fiction at its most ambitious, leading the reader on a journey to make sense of a world that is ultimately not so different from our own.
“Tramp Press bags ‘stunning’ Bourke debut” – Coming 8th April 2021"
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