They

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Pub Date 03 Feb 2022 | Archive Date 27 Jan 2022

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A radical dystopian classic, lost for forty years, now with a new foreword by Carmen Maria Machado.


In a nightmarish Britain, THEY are coming closer . . . 


'A creepily prescient tale . . . Insidiously horrifying!' Margaret Atwood

'A masterpiece of creeping dread.' Emily St. John Mandel

'Lush, hypnotic, compulsive . . . A reminder of where groupthink leads.' Eimear McBride

'A masterwork of English pastoral horror: eerie and bewitching.' Claire-Louise Bennett

'I'm pretty wild about this paranoid, terrifying 1977 masterpiece.' Lauren Groff

'Crystalline . . . The signature of an enchantress.' Edna O'Brien


THEY begin with a dead dog, shadowy footsteps, confiscated books. Soon the National Gallery is purged; eerie towers survey the coast; savage mobs stalk the countryside destroying artworks - and those who resist.

THEY capture dissidents – writers, painters, musicians, even the unmarried and childless – in military sweeps, ‘curing’ these subversives of individual identity.

Survivors gather together as cultural refugees, preserving their crafts, creating, loving and remembering. But THEY make it easier to forget . . . 

Lost for over forty years, Kay Dick's They (1977) is a rediscovered dystopian masterpiece of art under attack: a cry from the soul against censorship, a radical celebration of non-conformity - and a warning.

A radical dystopian classic, lost for forty years, now with a new foreword by Carmen Maria Machado.


In a nightmarish Britain, THEY are coming closer . . . 


'A creepily prescient tale . . . Insidiously...


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