Brown is the New Black

by David Rix
Release date: September 2016
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fiction

A novella.

London after the breakdown...

For Jess and Jay, a former clothes designer and her partner, life has become a matter of scavenging round trying to keep going in a world of hunters and hunted. A world where the city streets have become a battleground with threats from both sides – where the ‘survivors’ of this disaster have reset themselves several levels downward on the scale of humanity, while the victims have become something else entirely.

Based loosely on the paintings of surrealist artist Paul Delvaux, this novella dissects the trope of the zombie plague with the help of clothes design – clothes design inspired by insect camouflage. A portrait of a city filled with naked wanderers, dead railway lines, mouldering bones and almost beautiful silence.

(updated 2018-02-05)

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