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In the Beginning

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From the author of The End of the World is Flat. The Terg wars are over. Now meet the Yerfs. A satirical novel inspired by two iconic real-life court cases - one in Tennessee in the 1920s, the second in London in 2022 - which takes aim at modern crank beliefs and herd behavior. When Tara Farrier returns to the UK after a long spell as an aid worker in war-torn Yemen, she's hoping for a well-deserved rest. But a cultural battleground has emerged while she's been away, and she's unprepared for the sensitivities of her new colleagues at an international thinktank. A throwaway reference to volcanic activity millions of years ago gets her into hot water and she discovers she belongs to the group reviled by fashionable activists as 'Young Earth Rejecting Fascists', or 'Yerfs'. Faster than she can say 'Tyrannosaurus Rex', she is at the center of a grueling legal drama. In the keenly awaited follow-up to his acclaimed The End of the World is Flat, Simon Edge stabs once again at modern crank beliefs and herd behavior with stiletto-sharp satire.

ISBN-13: 9781785633546

Media Type: Paperback

Publisher: Lightning Books

Publication Date: 06-08-2023

Pages: 336

Simon Edge was born in Chester and read philosophy at Cambridge University. He was editor of the pioneering London paper Capital Gay before becoming a gossip columnist on the Evening Standard and then a feature writer on the Daily Express, where he was also a theatre critic for many years. He has an MA in Creative Writing from City University, London, where he also taught literary criticism. He is the author of four novels: The Hopkins Conundrum, longlisted for the Waverton Good Read Award, The Hurtle of Hell, A Right Royal Face-Off, Anyone for Edmund and The End of the World Is Flat.