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Title: Let Them Eat Chaos

Author:  Kate Tempest

ISBN:  9781509830008

Weight:  365g

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Let Them Eat Chaos by Kate Tempest

Seven neighbours inhabit the same London street, but are all unknown to each other.  The clock freezes in the small hours, and, one by one, we see directly into their lives: lives that are damaged, disenfranchised, lonely, broken, addicted, and all, apparently, without hope.  Then a great storm breaks over London, and brings them out into the night to face each other – and their last chance to connect.

Tempest argues that our alienation from one another has bred a terrible indifference to our own fate, but she counters this with a plea to challenge the forces of greed which have conspired to divide us, and mend the broken home of our own planet while we still have time.

Let Them Eat Chaos is a cri de coeur and a call to action, and, both on the page and in Tempest’s electric performance, one of the most powerful poetic statements of the year.

Kate Tempest’s new long poem written for live performance and heard on the album release of the same name, is both a powerful sermon and a moving play for voices.

Peer & Press Reviews

In terms of visibility, Kate Tempest is currently way ahead of her performance-poet peers.  Out on her own, she sounds like a woman who knows exactly what she’s doing.

Alexis Petridis, Guardian

Tempest has made history, transcending the line between poetry and music.


Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title: Let Them Eat Chaos
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Overall condition: Very fine
Signed: On the title page
Book Stats
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Imprint: Picador
Awards and prizes: Costa Book Awards 2016 – shortlist (Poetry)
Publication date:
Printed by: CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13: 9781509830008
ISBN 10: 1509830006
Format: Paperback (softcover)
Pages: 72
Size (h x w x d): 197 x 153 x 8mm
Design Credits
Cover design: Harris Elliott
Cover illustration: Peter Kennard

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