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Named to KIRKUS REVIEWS' BEST BOOKS OF 2021

"For the author, love is the antidote to a complicit society rendered indifferent to authoritarian rule... a chilling vision of an abnormal 'new-normal' to come... intriguing, timely, and terrifying" Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

London 2030. When a postman knocks on his door, the news he delivers will cause 70-year-old Anthony Pablo Rubens to reflect on all the sorrows and joys of the past, while he begins to prepare for the surprises of the future.

The past still revolves around the moment in the summer of 1984 when young Anthony, while navigating London's gay scene, first realized he had fallen in love.

The present is a Kafkaesque nightmare worse than Orwell's 1984, "a hideous world where people don't need to be watched by Big Brother." It's a world that Anthony has mostly shut his eyes to, but which suddenly he is forced to confront.

And the future now encompasses the mystery, and excitement, and dread of a day as an exhibit at the National People's Museum.

A story of loss, and of different kinds of love, The Coldness of Objects is also a dystopian political satire.

"A gay man questions Britain's repressive new political regime in this satirical, speculative novel... a story that feels both fresh and alarming in how it identifies and amplifies concerns of our time... Cacoyannis' elegant and tenderly observant prose captures how individual lives interconnect." Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"a small jewel, filled with exquisite language, intimate human characters and poignant drama... deep, beautiful and unforgettable" Casey Dorman - Lost Coast Review

"a thoroughly gripping novel" Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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  • Print Length: 280 Pages
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