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Junk Day Arthur Sellings

Junk Day

Arthur Sellings

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ISBN : 9780234773291
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Junk Day London in ruins, millions killed-is this the end for mankind, or a second chance? An unspecified catastrophe has befallen the Earth and civilization lies in ruins. In what remains of London, bands of survivors pick over the detritus of aMoreJunk Day London in ruins, millions killed-is this the end for mankind, or a second chance? An unspecified catastrophe has befallen the Earth and civilization lies in ruins. In what remains of London, bands of survivors pick over the detritus of a vanished world, trying to scrape a living from the carcase of thousands of years of mans achievement, seeking the useful, the edible or that with which they can defend themselves. A new order is emerging, with the nascent society brutally guided by superior force-by the threat of violence and the barrel of a gun. Into this world comes a loner, an artist with a vision all his own and a belief that a civilized world can only emerge from co-operation and culture. In this contest for the future will belief in the essential goodness of mankind win the day? Or will brutality rule? . . . . his finest novel was his last, Junk Day, a post-holocaust tale set in the ruins of his native London and peopled with engrossing character types . . . . perhaps grimmer than his previous work but pointedly more energetic