Morrison, Ewan,

Nina X / Ewan Morrison. - 273 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

"Nina X is twenty-eight years old. She has no idea what the outside world is like. Nina X has a lot to learn." -- cover.

Nina X has no books, no toys and no privacy. She has nothing that might be described as love. Her closest emotional connection is with the birds she sees outside her bedroom window, when she is daring enough to remove the plasterboard that covers it. She has never been outside her small south London house. She has never met another child. She has no mother and no father; she has a Leader (a man), and she has three female comrades. The all-powerful Leader has named her The Project; she is being raised in total ideological purity, entirely separated from the false gods of capitalism and the cult of the self. He has her record everything in her journal, to track her thoughts; he makes her revise the entries obsessively, until they fit with his narrative. Her words are erased, over and over again.

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Women--Crimes against--Fiction.
Cult members--Fiction.
Social integration--Fiction.

Psychological fiction.


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