Julia : a novel / Sandra Newman.
- ISBN: 9780063265332
- ISBN: 0063265338
- Physical Description: 385 pages ; 24 cm.
- Edition: First Mariner Books hardcover edition.
- Publisher: New York : Mariner Books, 2023.
In 1984, mechanic Julia Worthing, who works in the Fiction Department at the Ministry of Truth, in one impulsive moment, sets in motion the devastating, unforgettable events of the classic story, in this imaginative, feminist and brilliantly relevant to-today journey through Orwell's now-iconic dystopia.
London, chief city of Airstrip One, the third most populous province of Oceana. It's 1984 and Julia Worthing works as a mechanic fixing the novel-writing machines in the Fiction Department at the Ministry of Truth. Under the ideology of IngSoc and the rule of the Party and its leader Big Brother, Julia is a model citizen - cheerfully cynical, believing in nothing and caring not at all about politics. She routinely breaks the rules but also collaborates with the regime whenever necessary. Everyone likes Julia. A diligent member of the Junior Anti-Sex League (though she is secretly promiscuous) she knows how to survive in a world of constant surveillance, Thought Police, Newspeak, Doublethink, child spies and the black markets of the prole neighbourhoods. She's very good at staying alive. But Julia becomes intrigued by a colleague from the Records Department - a mid-level worker of the Outer Party called Winston Smith - when she sees him locking eyes with a superior from the Inner Party at the Two Minutes Hate. And when one day, finding herself walking toward Winston, she impulsively hands him a note - a potentially suicidal gesture - she comes to realise that she's losing her grip and can no longer safely navigate her world.
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