Living in Joburg in the year 2021, Kirsten is an award-winning photographer with synesthesia, so she sees the world through a spectrum of colours. This special gift does nothing to ease her inner turmoils and the longing she feels for a child of her own, but South Africa is in the midst of an infertility crisis, with those able to conceive diminishing by the day.
Seth is a talented chemical engineer intent on exposing high-profile corporations’ unscrupulous practices, but he has a dark side, which he tries to quell with drugs, drink and loose women. The talented pair has never met, but they are somehow connected, and when Kirsten’s journalist friend Keke uncovers the truth about the photographer’s past, she soon discovers what that connection is.
Fast-paced, captivating and imaginative, this sci-fi novel gives a look into our country’s possible future – and the drastic measures that some people will take to control it.
Why You Were Taken by JT Lawrence is available for R365, Pulp Books.
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