- 27 Nov 19
According to Tramp Press, Niall Bourke's debut is "the most exciting novel we've read in some time".
Tramp Press have announced that they'll publish Line, the dystopian debut novel by Irish writer Niall Bourke.
In Line, Bourke tackles contemporary issues such as climate change, colonialism, fanaticism, the migration crisis, big data and the erosion of democracy.
It's a cautionary tale about a man called Willard, his mother and his girlfriend Nyla who spend their days "in a seemingly endless line".
"Survival is dictated by the ultimate imperative: obey the rules, or you will lose your place. Everything changes the day Willard's mother dies and he learns an uncomfortable truth about the world he thought he knew", the blurb reads.
Tramp Press co-publisher Sarah Davis-Goff said about the novel, "Niall has a unique voice, and Line is high-concept, philosophical, dystopian, and very smart. It's the most exciting novel we've read in some time."
Bourke, meanwhile, couldn't be happier to share Line with the world.
"It's been an absolute pleasure and privilege to work on Line with Brian, my agent, since signing with him in January – and for it now to be published by Tramp Press is beyond a dream come true. I've been a huge admirer of the press over recent years, and have seen not only how much they get behind all their authors but also how they work with them to produce consistently outstanding books. I simply could not imagine a better home for Line."
Line is set to be released in spring 2021.