Imagine a utopia where every person has a purpose and not a single life is wasted.
Britain has become a hive-like world, with even the weakest and most vulnerable playing their part in the nation’s transformation. Crime is low, employment high.
But all is not quite as it seems. Although the revolution was quiet and bloodless, countless lives have been torn apart before our very eyes. Whilst the silent majority are mysteriously duped into collaboration, dissenters are ignored or punished. Democracy, civil liberties and equality are replaced by corruption, discrimination and segregation.
Paul, who has Asperger’s Syndrome, knows slavery in the Zone is intrinsically unnatural. His first personal rebellion at Industrial Zone Four is crushed and he is forced to suffer alone for years in silence. Until his younger brother, Tommy, is also declared “subnormal” and sent to the Zone following an accident.
Allied with a handful of fellow Zoners and free-thinkers from the outside world, the brothers defy the powers-that-be. Can they beat the odds and restore to the British people a freedom few can remember?
About the Author
As the father of a severely autistic son, debut novelist Stuart Kenyon has pledged to donate a fifth of all royalties to his local Special Educational Needs school, who are raising money to provide much-needed sensory equipment for the children.
Stuart, who read English Literature at the University of Salford, wrote at least seventy-five per cent of Subnormal on his smartphone. He recently published SUBNORMAL’s sequel, SUPERNORMAL.