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SmartYellow free pdf SmartYellow(TM) is the story of a young girl, Katrina Williams, who finds herself on the wrong side of social services. After becoming pregnant with only a slight notion of the father's identity, she is disowned by her parents and goes to live on a social housing estate. Before long she is being bullied by a gang involved in criminal activity and anti-social behaviour. Seeking help from the authorities she is persuaded to return to the estate to work as part of Operation Schrodinger, alongside a surveillance specialist. But she soon realises that Operation Schrodinger is not what it seems. Exploring themes of social inequity and scientific responsibility, J.A. Christy's first speculative fiction novel leads her heroine Katrina to understand how probability, hope and empathy play a huge part in the flow of life and are absent in the stagnation of mere survival. As readers we also start to question how we would know if the power of the State to support and care for the weak had become corrupted into the oppression of all those who do not fit society's norms. SmartYellow(TM) offers a worryingly plausible and chilling glimpse into an alternate Nineties Britain.For the sake of order and for the benefit of more fortunate members of society, those seen as socially undesirable are marked with SmartYellow(TM), making it easier for them to be controlled and maintained in a state of fruitless inactivity. Writer, J.A. Christy, turns an understanding and honest eye not only onto the weak, who have failed to cope with life, but also onto those who ruthlessly exploit them for their own ends. At times tense and threatening, at times tender and insightful, SmartYellow(TM) is a rewarding and thought-provoking read.

About Jacqueline A. Christy

J.A. Christy's writing career began in infant school at the age of seven when she won best poetry prize with her poem 'Winter'. Since then she has been writing short stories and has had several published in magazines and anthologies. She holds a PhD in which she explores the stories we use in everyday life to construct our identities. Working in high hazard safety, she is a Chartered Psychologist and Scientist and writes to apply her knowledge to cross the boundaries between science and art, in particular in the crime, speculative and science-fiction genres. She lives in Oldham with her partner and their dog.

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Author : Jacqueline A. Christy
Publisher : Elsewhen Press
Data Published : 07 August 2015
ISBN : 1908168781
EAN : 9781908168788
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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