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Docile (Hardback)

By Szpara, K. M.

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There is no consent under capitalism Docile is a science fiction parable about love and sex, wealth and debt, abuse and power, a challenging tour de force that at turns seduces and startles. To be a Docile is to be kept, body and soul, for the uses of the owner of your contract. ...To be a Docile is to forget, to disappear, to hide inside your body from the horrors of your service. To be a Docile is to sell yourself to pay your parents' debts and buy your children's future. Elisha Wilder's family has been ruined by debt, handed down to them from previous generations. His mother never recovered from the Dociline she took during her term as a Docile, so when Elisha decides to try and erase the family's debt himself, he swears he will never take the drug that took his mother from him. Too bad his contract has been purchased by Alexander Bishop III, whose ultra-rich family is the brains (and money) behind Dociline and the entire Office of Debt Resolution. When Elisha refuses Dociline, Alex refuses to believe that his family's crowning achievement could have any negative side effects--and is determined to turn Elisha into the perfect Docile without it.
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ISBN 9781250216151
Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
Publisher St Martin's Press
Format Hardback
Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781250216151
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher St Martin's Press
Imprint St Martin's Press
Released 3 Mar 2020
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Szpara, K. M.
Category Fantasy Fiction
Number of Pages 496
Dimensions Width: 149mm
Height: 217mm
Spine: 42mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 545g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Science fiction, Slavery, Rich people, Drugs, Dystopias
NBS Text Science Fiction & Fantasy
ONIX Text General/trade