The Glass Republic by Tom PollockThe Glass Republic by Tom Pollock

The Glass Republic

byTom Pollock

Paperback | October 4, 2016

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Pen Khan is burdened by a life of secrets, the biggest of which is written across her face. Following a devastatingly close encounter with a living coil of barbed wire called the Wire Mistress that almost killed her and her best friend Beth, Pen's face is strangely disfigured by dozens of crisscrossing scars, making her an outcast among her peers. The only person who understands her-and the trauma she's experienced-is her mirror sister, Parva, a twin confined to the world of London-Under-Glass.
Following Parva's abduction, Pen strikes a terrible bargain with the unforgiving Chemical Synod in exchange for the means to track her down, and she ventures into the unknown. In London-Under-Glass, appearance is everything, and Pen's peculiar scars make her a valuable ally. But some in the reflected city are doing everything they can to prevent Pen from learning the truth about the disappearance of a girl who shares her face.
Tom Pollockis a graduate of the Sussex University Creative Writing Programme. In 2013,The Guardiannamed him one of the twenty best young novelists in science fiction. He lives and writes in London.
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Title:The Glass RepublicFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 8.25 × 5.3 × 1 inPublished:October 4, 2016Publisher:QuercusLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1681443481

ISBN - 13:9781681443485

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"Gorgeously written and brimming with bizarre urban creatures, this darkly imagined and sometimes painful tale should delight fans of Neil Gaiman, China Miéville, and Holly Black."
-Publishers Weekly, starred review on The City's Son