The Upper World

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10.39

Wow! The Upper World is a time-twisting, mind-bending thrill ride’ – Holly Jackson, author of A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder

‘A superbly original debut’ – Guardian

‘This book is impossible to put down’ – The Independent

‘A rollercoaster of a story . . . Orangeboy with an Inception-style twist.’ – Kat Ellis

IF YOU HAD THE CHANCE TO CHANGE YOUR FUTURE, WOULD YOU TAKE IT?

Prepare to stop time with this extraordinary debut about two teenagers bound by fate and time, with the scope of a Christopher Nolan epic.

Esso is running out of time and into trouble. When he discovers he has the ability to see glimpses of the future, he becomes haunted by a vision of a bullet fired in an alleyway with devastating consequences.

A generation later, fifteen-year-old Rhia is desperately searching for answers – and a catastrophic moment from the past holds the key to understanding the parents she never got to meet.

Whether on the roads of South London or in the mysterious Upper World, Esso and Rhia’s fates must collide.

And when they do, a race against the clock will become a race against time itself . . .

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOVIE STARRING ACADEMY AWARD WINNER DANIEL KALUUYA

‘Ambitious and highly addictive’ – The Bookseller

‘This is a book I will return to time and time again’ – Caleb Femi

‘So happy this exists’ – Daniel Kaluuya, Academy Award-winning actor

ISBN: 9780241505618

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The story of two teenagers, a generation apart, connected across time by one bullet about to devastate both of their lives. 2020: Close to getting expelled and caught up in a deadly feud, the tensions surrounding Esso seem to be leading to a single moment that could shatter his future. 2035: Stripped of everything, football prodigy Rhia has just one thing left on her mind – figuring out how to avert a bullet that was fired 15 years in the past. Everything changes when Esso gains access to a mysterious world where he can see glimpses of the past and future, and when Rhia starts understanding the physics of it. The two must work together to master the secrets of the Upper World and seize control of their own destinies before it’s too late.

Additional information

Weight0.246 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.9 × 2.2 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

347

Language

English

Edition

Paperback original

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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