Flies of a Summer

TitleFlies of a Summer
Year for Search1988
AuthorsKocan, Peter [Raymond](b. 1947)
Date Published1988
PublisherAngus & Robertson
Place PublishedNorth Ryde, NSW, Australia
KeywordsAustralian author, Male author
Annotation

A cruel dystopia that has developed after some unnamed catastrophe. The two groups, who are presented as if they were two species, are violent warriors and their slaves. The slaves, who are the focus of the novel, are kept in small villages under the control of local groups of warriors. The village presented is a “breeding” village of teenagers who are raised until they are old enough to have children, and, once the girls give birth, sent off to work elsewhere. The novel ends with a revolt and escape.

Holding Institutions

PSt, VUW

Author Note

Australian author (b. 1947).

Full Text

1988 Kocan, Peter [Raymond] (b. 1947). Flies of a Summer. North Ryde, NSW, Australia: Angus & Robertson. PSt, VUW

A cruel dystopia that has developed after some unnamed catastrophe. There ar two groups who are presented as if they were two species, violent warriors and their slaves. The slaves, who are the focus of the novel, are kept in small villages under the control of local groups of warriors. The village presented is a “breeding” village of teenagers who are raised until they are old enough to have children, and, once the girls give birth, sent off to work elsewhere. The novel ends with a revolt and escape. Australian author.