Barren Harvest by Vinaya Bhagat

Category: Fiction
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If you walk in a dead man’s shoes, you are likely to meet his enemies.

In a 1984 meets The Handmaid’s Tale world where identity is a peel-off label and memories are a sin, NaaM works as a Research Analyst in the ArkIves of Nova, a repressive regime that rules post-apocalyptic Earth. When NaaM’s colleague ZeB becomes only the sixth person in the history of Nova to commit suicide, she is tasked with finishing his work.

As NaaM follows in ZeB’s tracks, she uncovers secrets buried deep within the ArkIves and her own past, a past that sucks her into a vortex of danger with deadly repercussions for her in the present.

Barren Harvest is an upmarket speculative fiction that applies the lens of techno- totalitarianism to the future of freedom, free will, and identity.

Barren Harvest blends an investigative journalism style mystery, longing for lost family, and social commentary on the future of human identity in a post-apocalyptic world. This is the first book in a planned trilogy.

The author: Vinaya Bhagat