Entry updated 29 October 2021. Tagged: Author.
(? - ) UK-born author resident in the USA from early adulthood, daughter of the novelist Barry Unsworth (1930-2012); her early work, beginning with The Seahorse (2002) is nonfantastic. She is of sf interest for The One Safe Place (2014), a Young Adult Near Future tale set initially on a farm declining inexorably due to catastrophic Climate Change which has created a Ruined Earth world. After the protagonist leaves home for the Dystopian City, the story darkens further on his discovery that the institution he has been settled into is a coercive Keep designed to tap the psychic and physical resources of adolescents on behalf of much-older figures dominant in this world. The Secret Life of Daisy Fitzjohn (2016) is horror. [JC]
- The One Safe Place (London: Orion Children's Books, 2014) [hb/]
- The Secret Life of Daisy Fitzjohn (London: Orion Children's Books, 2016) [pb/]
- Brightwood (Chapel Hill, North Carolina: Algonquin Young Readers, 2016) [pb/Alexander Jansson]
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