'Startling and lyrical' post-apocalyptic novel to Titan

'Startling and lyrical' post-apocalyptic novel to Titan

Titan Books has signed a "startling and lyrical" novel set in a post-apocalyptic Ireland by Irish author Sarah Maria Griffin.

The publisher holds UK and Commonwealth (excluding Canada) rights to Spare and Found Parts, which is set in a city devastated by an epidemic, where survivors are all missing parts—an arm, a leg, an eye.

"Nell has always been the outsider," the blurb reads. "Her father is the famed scientist who created the biomechanical limbs that everyone now uses. But she’s the only one with her machinery on the inside: her heart. Since the childhood operation, she has ticked. Like a clock, like a bomb. And as her community rebuilds, everyone is expected to contribute to the society’s good, but how can Nell live up to her father’s revolutionary ideas when she has none of her own?"

According to the publisher, Spare and Found Parts will "entrance fans of Patrick Ness’ Chaos Walking series (Walker Books) and Emily St John Mandel’s Station Eleven (Picador)."

Griffin is a writer from Dublin. Her non-fiction has appeared in The Irish Times, The Rumpus, Guts and Winter Pages. Her collection of essays about emigration, Not Lost, was published by New Island Press in 2013.

Spare and Found Parts will be published in February 2018.