The Paper Eater, by Liz Jensen

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The Independent Culture

If the description "futuristic satire" puts you in mind of set texts and scary book jackets, Liz Jensen's new novel will come as a reprieve. Set on the island of Atlantica, Jensen's future state is a shopper's paradise, a land of twinkling shopping malls and aromatherapeutically engineered breezes. Enter Hannah Park, wearer of gigantic cardies, and Harvey Kidd, a dodgy "flexecutive" doing time for his anti-consummerist activities. As funny and inventive as her two previous novels, Egg Dancing and Ark Baby.