Jacket for 'Stillicide'


UK - Granta Books
France - Joelle Losfeld
The Netherlands - Koppernik


By Cynan Jones

Published Oct 2019

Water is commodified.  The Water Train that serves the city is increasingly at risk of sabotage.


As news breaks that construction of a gigantic Ice Dock will displace more people than first thought, protestors take to the streets and the lives of several individuals begin to interlock.


A nurse on the brink of an affair.  A boy who follows a stray dog out of the city.  A woman who lies dying.  And her husband, a marksman: a man forged by his past and fearful of the future, who weights in his hands the possibility of death against the possibility of life.


From one of the most celebrated writers of his generation, Stillicide is a moving story of love and loss and the will to survive, and a powerful glimpse of the tangible future.



Praise for Cynan Jones:


Cynan Jones is utterly brilliant.  The writing is so delicate and cruel and insightful.

Eimear McBride


There is no doubt that Jones is one of the most talented writers in Britain.

Independent on Sunday


Writing stripped back to the bone, and storytelling that gets under the skin.

Powerful and terrifying.

Jon McGregor