By (author) Julie Bertagna
The fifteenth anniversary edition of Exodus, a startling, thrilling novel set in a dystopian future ravaged by global warming It is 2099 – and the world is gradually drowning, as mighty Arctic ice floes melt, the seas rise and land disappears forever beneath storm-tossed waves. For fifteen-year-old Mara, her family and community, huddled on the fast-disappearing island of Wing, the new century brings flight. Packed into tiny boats, a terrifying journey begins to a bizarre city that rises into the sky, built on the drowned remains of the ancient city of Glasgow. But even here there is no safety and, shut out of the city, Mara realizes they are asylum-seekers in a world torn between high-tech wizardry and the most primitive injustice. To save her people, Mara must not only find a way into the city, but also search for a new land and a new home …This new edition celebrates the 15th Anniversary of Exodus featuring a new foreword from the author.
After an early career as a teacher and freelance feature-writer for major Scottish newspapers, Julie Bertagna established a reputation as an author of powerful and original fiction for young people. Exodus, her first novel for Macmillan, was shortlisted for the Whitbread Children’s Book of the Year Award and won the Lancashire Children’s Book of the Year Award and the Angus Award. The Opposite of Chocolate was shortlisted for the Book Trust Teenage Prize 2004. Julie lives in Glasgow with her husband and daughter.