Pre-order Nina X Ewan Morrison (Paperback)
A major new novel from award-winning author Ewan Morrison, based on true events. The book will be published early April 2019.
The story of Nina X's imprisonment, and her path to eventual freedom, is compelling and chilling and all too believable. She is a character to stand alongside Offred of The Handmaid's Tale and Jack of Room.
Nina X has no mother and no father; she has Comrade Chen, and Comrades Uma, Jeni and Ruth. Her closest emotional connection is with the birds she sees when she removes the plasterboard that covers her bedroom window. Comrade Chen has named her The Project; she is being raised entirely separated from the false gods of capitalism and the cult of the self. He has her record everything in her journal, to track her thoughts. To keep her ideology pure, her words are erased, over and over again. But that was before. Now Nina is in Freedom, and all the rules have changed. She has to remember that everything is opposite to what she was told, and yet Freedom seems to be a very confusing and dangerous place.
Ewan Morrison is the author of the award-winning novels Tales from the Mall and Close Your Eyes; the novels Ménage, Distance and Swung; and the short story collection The Last Book You Read. Ewan was awarded the Glenfiddich Writer of the Year Award and the SMIT novel of the year 2012/2013.
NINA X will be launched on Friday 12 April at a special event with Morrison, who will talk about Chairman Mao Zhedong and discuss how Maoism secretly shaped postmodernism and contemporary art. You can buy a ticket to attend the book launch and pick up your copy of NINA X in advance at a special pre-order price of £12.74. Please indicate in the special instructions box at checkout if you would like your copy signed, and whether you would prefer to collect it at the book launch or have it posted to you.