Jungle House : 'A brilliant AI mystery' the Bookseller-9781800817616

Jungle House : 'A brilliant AI mystery' the Bookseller

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Author(s): Pachico, Julianne,
Binding: Hardback,
Date of Publication: 02/11/2023,
Pagination: 208 pages,
Series: N/A,
Imprint: Serpent's Tail,
Published By: Profile Books Ltd,
Book Classification: Fiction & related items,
Dimensions: 143 x 226 x 23
ISBN13/EAN/SKU: 9781800817616

A NEW STATESMAN BOOK OF THE YEAR 2023 'Stylish, beautiful and strange' Jessie GreengrassAs featured on BBC Open Book: 'poses questions about whether we can love AI and whether AI could love us ... I couldn't help but develop a soft spot for Mother' -- Johny PittsLena has always lived in the jungle with Mother. There they look after a holiday home in surroundings that burst with colour and crawl with danger. Lena's only other friend is Isabella, who once visited regularly with her wealthy parents and security drone, Anton. But Isabella and her family haven't been seen in years.

Mother is not like other mothers. She gets angry when Lena draws her with a face. When Lena challenges her to portray herself, she paints a tiny yellow dot surrounded by swirling black. She is a bastion of light, she says, against an army of darkness. Outside, rebels are fighting to take over the country. Mother is determined nothing will change inside the security fence, nothing to threaten her bond with Lena, or endanger the family. But there are secrets that need to emerge. How did Lena end up here? And what has happened to the family who no longer visit? What has Mother been planning, and what is gathering around them to change their lives forever?