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Book Title: The Human Script|
The author of the book: Johnny Rich
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Edition: Red Button Publishing
Date of issue: April 11th 2013
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PRAISE FOR "THE HUMAN SCRIPT"
"One of the most intelligent novels about science I have ever read" - Tom McCarthy, author of 'C', shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize
"Readers may find that on reading the last page they want to start all over again. Intelligent, thought-provoking and profoundly moving. This is a novel that will start conversations and will linger in your mind for a long time" - Byte the Book
"An engaging novel, brimming with ideas... To say I enjoyed "The Human Script" would be an understatement" - BookEmStevo Book Blog
London in the spring of 2000: Chris Putnam, a young scientist working on the Human Genome Project, is grieving for the end of his first relationship and for the loss of his deeply religious and estranged father. Then Chris falls in love and his twin brother goes missing. Events take Chris on a journey from the hallowed halls of scientific research via decadent art-scene parties and London’s Theatreland to the cold loneliness of a psychiatric hospital and ultimately to a desperate decision. What Chris discovers about himself and his world forces him to address his own nature, his own beliefs and his own reality.
In THE HUMAN SCRIPT popular science, philosophy, literary theory and religion intertwine in a poignant and tragic love story that asks the question: what is it to be human?
A literary gem that lay hidden under the authorʼs bed for more than a decade, The Human Script explores nature and nurture, faith and knowledge, freedom and fate, identity and reality and the nature of fiction itself.
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Read information about the authorAfter publishing a series of award-winning guidebooks about universities and student life, Johnny turned to fiction and became a student at the world-famous MA course in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, where he was taught by, among others, Sir Andrew Motion, Lorna Sage and W.G. Sebald. He also mixed with some of the great names in contemporary fiction: Sir Malcolm Bradbury, Ian McEwan, Martin Amis, Doris Lessing, Hanif Kureishi, Ali Smith, Louis de Bernières and many others.
While at UEA, Johnny wrote the first draft of his debut novel The Human Script. He was immediately snapped up by a top London literary agent, but it was another 12 years before the book was published by independent imprint Red Button.
Apart from his work as a writer, Johnny is well known as an expert on higher education and careers. He appears regularly on TV and radio discussing education issues and runs a programme of talks in schools.
He is also said to have discovered a new species of spider and once had a painting shown in the gallery of the BBC programme Take Hart, aged 10.
Johnny lives in London.
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