Shortlisted for the Arthur C Clarke Award 2014, this is a Frankenstein tale for our time from one of the UK's brightest new literary talents.Vic returned from war tormented by his nightmares.
His once happy marriage to Beth all but disintegrated.
A machine promised salvation, purging him of all memory.Now the machines are gone, declared too controversial, the side-effects too harmful.
But within Beth's flat is an ever-whirring black box.
She knows that memories can be put back and that she can rebuild her husband piece by piece.A Frankenstein tale for the 21st century, The Machine is a story of the indelibility of memory, the human cost of science and the horrors of love.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 328 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 16/01/2014
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780007507504