Four By Four

by Sara Mesa
Four By Four
  • ISBN-13: 9781948830140
  • Author(s): Sara Mesa
  • Subject: Fiction in translation
  • Publisher: Open Letter
  • Imprint: Open Letter
  • Publication Date: 04-06-2020
  • Format: p/b

Availability: In stock

£14.50
Set entirely at Wybrany College - a school where the wealthy keep their kids safe from the chaos erupting in the cities - Four by Four is a novel of insinuation and gossip, in which the truth about Wybrany's 'program' is always palpable, but never explicit. An exploration of the relationship between the powerful and powerless - and the repetition of these patterns-Mesa's 'sophisticated nightmare' calls to mind great works of gothic literature (think Shirley Jackson) and social thrillers to create a unique, unsettling view of freedom and how a fear of the outside world can create monsters.
About the book

Set entirely at Wybrany College - a school where the wealthy keep their kids safe from the chaos erupting in the cities - Four by Four is a novel of insinuation and gossip, in which the truth about Wybrany's 'program' is always palpable, but never explicit. An exploration of the relationship between the powerful and powerless - and the repetition of these patterns-Mesa's 'sophisticated nightmare' calls to mind great works of gothic literature (think Shirley Jackson) and social thrillers to create a unique, unsettling view of freedom and how a fear of the outside world can create monsters.