Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Parallax by Paul Williams
Genre: Middle Grade
Release Date: September 25, 2015

Danny Anderson lives in Sulphide, a copper mining 
town in the outback of Australia. Taking refuge from a gang of bullies who tortures animals, he and his two friends Jennifer and Gustave discover a parallel universe through a cave. In this universe, bullies are eaten by the animals they torture, Animal Police arrest people for the crime of cannibalism (eating meat), and pain inflicted on others is felt by the perpetrators.

But far from being the Eden they first envision, it is a frightening world where justice is harsh. They escape into a series of worlds, but each parallel universe is worse than the previous one, until they discover a perfect utopia, where—it seems—everything they wanted the world to be is true: animal suffering is abolished, humans live in harmony with nature, and justice is done—but not all is as perfect as it appears.

Paul Williams was born in England, grew up in Africa, and now lives in Australia. His

award-winning books have been published worldwide. He currently teaches Creative Writing 

at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia and enjoys contemplating the possibility 

of parallel universes...


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