In a world where perfection is everything, would you make the grade? Find out more about Q by Christina Dalcher, the bestselling author of Vox
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From Christina Dalcher, the author of the bestselling Vox, comes a breathtaking new dystopian novel filled with fervent magnetism.
Dark, astute and alarmingly plausible, Q is a nightmarish portrayal of a society slowly destroyed by superficiality and fear.
In this world, perfection is everything.
‘Terrifyingly plausible’ – Louise Candlish
‘Devastating and brilliant’ – Woman & Home
‘Thought-provoking’ – Alice Feeney
‘Shocking … A powerful tale’ – Cosmopolitan
‘Timely’ – Kia Abdullah
About the book
Elena Fairchild is a teacher at one of the state’s new elite schools. Her daughters are exactly like her: beautiful, ambitious, and perfect. A good thing, since the recent mandate that’s swept the country is all about perfection.
Now everyone must undergo routine tests for their quotient, Q, and any children who don’t measure up are placed into new government schools. Instead, teachers can focus on the gifted.
Elena tells herself it’s not about eugenics, not really, but when one of her daughters scores lower than expected and is taken away, she intentionally fails her own test to go with her.