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Comedian, screenwriter & bestselling author Ben Elton, returns with a blistering satire of the world as it crumbles around us. No one is safe as he sends up everything from fake news culture to extreme gender politics, from political sloganism to the power of the hashtag, and everything in between.

Why are we all so hostile? So quick to take offence? Truly we are living in the age of outrage.

A series of apparently random murders draws amiable, old-school Detective Mick Matlock into a world of sex, politics, reality TV and a bewildering kaleidoscope of opposing identity groups. Lost in a blizzard of hashtags, his already complex investigation is further impeded by the fact that he simply doesn’t ‘get’ a single thing about anything anymore.

Meanwhile, each day another public figure confesses to having ‘misspoken’ and prostrates themselves before the judgement of Twitter. Begging for forgiveness, assuring the public “that is not who I am”.

But if nobody is who they are anymore - then who the f##k are we?

Ben Elton returns with a blistering satire of the world as it fractures around us. Get ready for a roller-coaster thriller, where nothing - and no one - is off limits.

Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback

    9780593073599

    April 2, 2019

    Bantam Press

    384 pages

    RRP $37.00

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  • Hardback

    9780593073582

    April 4, 2019

    Bantam Press

    384 pages

    RRP $45.00

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    • The Warehouse
    • Whitcoulls
    • Fishpond
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  • EBook

    9781473508330

    April 4, 2019

    Transworld Digital

    384 pages

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  • Audio Download

    9781473527218

    April 4, 2019

    Transworld Digital

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