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Blue Ticket - Sophie Mackintosh

Blue Ticket - Sophie Mackintosh

Title: Blue Ticket

Signed first edition, first printing

Author:  Sophie Mackintosh

ISBN:  9780241404454

Weight:  803 g



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Blue Ticket by Sophie Mackintosh

The second novel from the Man Booker Prize-longlisted author of The Water Cure

Calla knows how the lottery works.  Everyone does.  On the day of your first bleed, you report to the station to learn what kind of woman you will be.  A white ticket grants you children.  A blue ticket grants you freedom.  You are relieved of the terrible burden of choice.  And, once you’ve taken your ticket, there is no going back.

But what if the life you’re given is the wrong one?

Blue Ticket is a devastating enquiry into free will and the fraught space of motherhood.  Bold and chilling, it pushes beneath the skin of female identity and patriarchal violence, to the point where human longing meets our animal bodies.

Peer & Press Reviews

Blue Ticket adds something new to the dystopian tradition set by Orwell’s 1984 or Atwood’s The Handmaid's Tale…  Piercing moments of wisdom and insight drive toward a pitch-perfect ending.

New York Times

Both claustrophobic and expansive, dream-like and heart-stoppingly tense.  You will want to languish in its world for a very long time.

Lara Williams, author of Supper Club

Chilling, haunting, heartbreaking…  Mackintosh brings a new sense of pathos to the dystopian novel…  A moving and original meditation on freedom, fate, and women’s rage.

Kirkus (starred review)

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title Blue Ticket
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On a signature page, tipped-in before the half title page.
(Printed on this page is the phrase ‘Signed edition’, the author’s name, the month / year of publication, and the names of the imprint and publisher.)
Book Stats
Publisher Penguin Books
Imprint Hamish Hamilton
Publication date
Printed by Clays Ltd, Elcograf S.p.A.
ISBN 13 9780241404454
ISBN 10 0241404452
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 281
Size (h x w x d) 223 x 144 x 30mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph Sophie Davidson
Jacket photographs Delfina Carmona (front)
Getty Images (back and endpapers)

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