As traffic rises and congestion soars society knows that something has to be done, but what if that something was not anti-congestion measures, but tearing down houses to create a mobile population, available as needed and living in vans? What if, to protect the environment, we cut ourselves off from the environment entirely? And what if one woman sets out to find an alternative? In a mechanised society ‘free’ from nature, Miranda, struggling with loss, increasingly suspicious of the rhetoric of perpetual wandering, and finding her life changed by a chance encounter, begins to piece together how there might, after all, be another way to live.
This compelling debut novel combines the fast pacing of an intelligent exploratory novel with absorbing characters; inventive and highly accessible, On A Wandering Planet asks important questions and dares to imagine.