Shades of Grey: The Road to High Saffron

TitleShades of Grey: The Road to High Saffron
Year for Search2010
AuthorsFforde, Jasper (b. 1961)
Date Published2010
PublisherViking
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author
Annotation

Humorous dystopia set in Chromatica where status is determined by the range of colors that a person can see and lower status people are subservient to the higher status. Life is determined by “The Rules”, which the protagonist discovers to be more controlling than he had thought. First volume of a trilogy to be followed by Shades of Grey 2: Painting by Numbers and Shades of Grey 3: The Gordini Protocols, but they have disappeared from his website.

Additional Publishers

U. K. ed. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2010. Both carry the 2010 copyright but the U. S. ed. was published in December 2009 and the U. K. ed. in January 2010.

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Author Note

(b. 1961)

Full Text

2010 Fforde, Jasper (b. 1961). Shades of Grey: The Road to High Saffron. New York: Viking. U. K. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2010. Both carry the 2010 copyright but the U. S. ed. was published in December 2009 and the U. K. ed. in January 2010. PSt

Humorous dystopia set in Chromatica where status is determined by the range of colors that a person can see and lower status people are subservient to the higher status. Life is determined by “The Rules”, which the protagonist discovers to be more controlling than he had thought. Described as the first volume of a trilogy to be followed by Shades of Grey 2: Painting by Numbers and Shades of Grey 3: The Gordini Protocols, but they have disappeared from his website.