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Soot, Paperback / softback Book

Soot Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback

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Welcome to a world where every desire is visible, rising from the body as a plume of Smoke.

A world where bodies speak to one another and infect each other with desire, anger, greed.

It is 1909 and this world stands on a precipice - some celebrate this constant whisper of skin to skin, and some seek to silence it forever. Enter Eleanor, a young woman with a strange power over Smoke and niece of the Lord Protector of England.

Running from her uncle and home, she finds shelter in a New York theatre troupe. Then Nil, a thief hiding behind a self-effacing name.

He's an orphan snatched from a jungle-home and suspects that a clue to his origins may lie hidden in the vaults of the mighty, newly-risen East India Company. And finally Thomas, one of the three people to release Smoke into the world.

On a clandestine mission to India, he hopes to uncover the origins of Smoke and lay to rest his doubts about what he helped to unleash. In a story that crosses continents - from India to England's Minetowns - these three seek to control the power of Smoke.

As their destinies entwine, a cataclysmic confrontation looms: the Smoke will either bind them together or forever rend the world.

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