H(A)PPY

WINNER OF THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE 2017
SHORTLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZE 2018
LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018

GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR
TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEAR
AN INDEPENDENT BOOK OF THE YEAR

Imagine a perfect world where everything is known, where everything is open, where there can be no doubt, no hatred, no poverty, no greed. Imagine a System which both nurtures and protects. A Community which nourishes and sustains. An infinite world. A world without sickness, without death. A world without God. A world without fear.

Could you…might you be happy there?

H(A)PPY is a post-post apocalyptic Alice in Wonderland, a story which tells itself and then consumes itself. It’s a place where language glows, where words buzz and sparkle and finally implode. It’s a novel which twists and writhes with all the terrifying precision of a tiny fish in an Escher lithograph – a book where the mere telling of a story is the end of certainty.

Author: Barker, Nicola
Publisher: William Heinemann
Publisher Link: www.penguin.co.uk