The Testament of Jessie Lamb: A Novel
Title: The Testament of Jessie Lamb: A Novel
Author: Jane Rogers
A rogue virus that kills pregnant women has been let loose in the world and nothing less than the survival of the human race is at stake. Jessie Lamb is an ordinary sixteen-year-old girl. As her world collapses, her idealism and courage drive her toward the ultimate act of heroism, but is she capable of understanding where her actions could lead?
In a chilling future, one 16-year-old girl is driven to the ultimate act of heroism. The Testament of Jessie Lamb, longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, is the breakout novel from award-winning author Jane Rogers. Its cunningly drawn characters and riveting vision of a dystopic future fraught with difficult moral choices will make The Testament of Jessie Lamb an instant favorite for fans of Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games, and Brian K. Vaughan’s Y: The Last Man.
“The novel does not set up an elaborate apocalypse, but astringently strips away the smears hiding the apocalypses we really face. Like Jessie’s, it is a small, calm voice of reason in a nonsensical world.” —The Independent