Line

 14.00

by Niall Bourke

‘Line is a modern parable of the most ambitious kind. A Grapes of Wrath for the age of digital capitalism. Niall Bourke writes with passionate urgency and skilful clarity.’
– RÓNÁN HESSION

‘A powerful, discomfiting fable of uncertainty and failure, poetically crafted, politically pointed.’
– JUNE CALDWELL
‘An enthralling work of high imagination and storytelling flair.’
– DONAL RYAN

Line

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.

About the Author

Niall Bourke is a south-east London based Irish novelist and poet whose stories and poems have been shortlisted for numerous awards. His latest work, Line,was published by Tramp Press in 2021.

The LitVox Bookshop

Our bookshop’s range grows by the day. Moreover, we pride ourselves on being able to track down and obtain any book our customers want. Our recommendations service is open for all to use. If we recommend books to you through this service, we’ll be able gather up those books and send them to you no matter where you are in the world. If you’re buying your books as a gift, we can gift-wrap them in a lovely bundle and send them wherever in the world you wish! We can even hand-write your greetings card with your personal message.

Remember that if you’re buying books as a gift, we also offer a wide-range of book prints, gifts and greetings cards for readers of all ages! Check out our print studio and gift-shop today. If you have any special requests for your order or need further gift inspiration, just contact our team at hello@litvox.com, we’re ready and waiting to help!

Weight 0.3 kg
Dimensions 15.4 × 2.5 × 23.4 cm

You may also like…

  • Hot Stew

    Hot Stew

     18.00
  • Corpsing: My Body and Other Horror Stories

    Corpsing: My Body and Other Horror Stories

     15.00