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  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781742745893
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 196

Box




I sat outside the box and sorted through my backpack; emptied everything and put it back... I did that each morning and it helped me feel real...

I sat outside the box and sorted through my backpack; emptied everything and put it back... I did that each morning and it helped me feel real...

Derik is on the run. Not from the deadly epidemics on the rise in New Zealand but from the ruling government and its efforts to wipe out disease. The authorities have begun Endorsement: a nation-wide drive to implant a device in every citizen, to regulate body chemistry and control emotions. It's a social experiment the whole world is watching.But Derik wants to think - and feel - for himself. Trying to find shelter, stay hidden, and keep himself alive, he soon discovers he's not the only one to have turned fugitive.

  • Pub date: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781742745893
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 196

About the Author

Penelope Todd

Penelope Todd lives in Dunedin. Her novel WATERMARK was shortlisted for the NZ Post Book Awards in 2004, as was her title DARK in 2005. She was Writer in Residence at the Dunedin College of Education in 2001. All of her novels have been listed as ‘Notable Books’.


Praise for Box

““Rich in plausible detail and character, Box is a powerful and rewarding novel with a wide appeal.” - Magpies”


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