We’re excited to present the cover for a new novella from the multi-award winning Claire North, designed by Bekki Guyatt at Little, Brown Book Group.
SWEET HARMONY (UK | US| ANZ) is a clever and unnervingly plausible stand-alone story set five minutes into the future – in a world where it’s possible to upgrade your mind or body however you choose through an app on your phone.
It’s a beautifully-crafted, thought-provoking tale that asks questions about identity, body image, and how far we’d all go to live up to the pressures of society. It shows just why Claire North is hailed as one of the most innovative writers of her generation.
Harmony is tired. Tired of working so hard, tired of the way she looks, tired of being average.
But all that changes when she decides to splash out and upgrade her nanos. And why not? Everyone’s doing it now. With a simple in-app purchase, you can update the tech in your bloodstream to transform yourself – get enhanced brain power, the perfect body or a dazzling smile.
Suddenly, everything starts going right for Harmony. She’s finally becoming the person she always wanted to be. But when she ends up running too many upgrades on her body all at once, the effects will be more catastrophic than she could have imagined.
Praise for Claire North:
‘North’s talent shines out’ Sunday Times
‘North goes from strength to strength’ Guardian
‘Terrific, smart and entertaining’ Patrick Ness
‘North is an original and even dazzling writer’ Kirkus
‘A master of ingenious plotting and feats of imagination’ Alex Marwood, author of The Wicked Girls
Also by Claire North:
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
The Sudden Appearance of Hope
The End of the Day
The Pursuit of William Abbey