Band Eight

Epigram Books
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In the Nation, citizenship is competitively earned, and the sting of failure strikes swift. The smallest professional blemish may spell demotion or even deportation to offshore labour communities called Depositories, while the affluent are insured against all misfortune and can do no wrong.

Santhosh is a Transient student hoping to ace the Civil Primaries and make Citizen the following year, when his father is suddenly deported and State agents murder his guardian’s entire family. Adopted by a motley band of fugitives who hold wealthy Citizens ransom for a shot at freedom, Santhosh searches for his father and struggles to keep his integrity in a world where the only true choices are luxuries.
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About the author

Tham Cheng-E is an architect who also writes about the special needs community for the online magazine Special Seeds, and maintains a family blog on parenting and Down syndrome. His first novel, Surrogate Protocol, was shortlisted for the 2016 Epigram Books Fiction Prize.
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Publisher
Epigram Books
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Published on
Jan 29, 2019
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Pages
336
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ISBN
9789814655071
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Dystopian
Fiction / General
Fiction / Political
Fiction / Thrillers / Political
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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