A boy called Tin, a girl called Comfry and a couple of hares battle to save the Country from the City’s aggressive desire to consume everything outside of its walls.
An extraordinary, wild, wise inventive story for middle grade readers and adults. In this post dystopian world, the divide between Country (rustic survivors living hand to mouth in small villages) and City (cold, hard, behind high walls, living off food grown on the last of the pesticides hoarded before The Fall) is absolute. Tin, who knows nothing outside of the City orphanage where he was abandoned as a baby, has invented a mechanical spidermobile that allows him to escape over its walls. Comfry, whose father disappeared when she was a child, on a mission to subvert the City, is forced to leave behind her mother and village when she gets caught up with some basket witches. The Country has been in the hands of The Wild Folk, part human, part animal, since The Fall. Can Tin and Comfry, guided by two young leverets, save the Country from the City’s aggressive desire to consume everything outside of its walls.