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The Human Script by Johnny Rich


Publication date: 1st October 2015

Format: Paperback and ebook



‘A captivating, intelligent and deeply affecting exploration of science, literature and ideas.’ Tom McCarthy, author of and Satin Island, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize

‘An engaging novel, brimming with ideas … To say I enjoyed The Human Script would be an understatement’ Bookemstevo

‘Intelligent, thought-provoking and profoundly moving’ Byte The Book

‘Incredibly clever… something truly different and unique.’ Stephanie Cox, Words Are My Craft

‘A novel that absolutely begs to be shared and discussed and argued over endlessly’ Firefly Reads

London in the spring of 2000: Chris Putnam, a young scientist working on the Human Genome Project, is grieving for the end of his first relationship and for the loss of his deeply religious and estranged father. Then Chris falls in love and his twin brother goes missing. Events take Chris on a journey from the hallowed halls of scientific research via decadent art-scene parties and London’s Theatreland to the cold loneliness of a psychiatric hospital and ultimately to a desperate decision. What Chris discovers about himself and his world forces him to address his own nature, his own beliefs and his own reality.

In The Human Script science, philosophy, literary theory and religion intertwine in a poignant and tragic love story that asks the question: what is it to be human?

A literary gem that lay hidden under the authorʼs bed for more than a decade, The Human Script explores nature and nurture, faith and knowledge, freedom and fate, identity and reality and the nature of fiction itself.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: After taking his first degree, Johnny returned to education as a mature student in 1999, completing an MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, where he wrote the first draft of The Human Script. Apart from his work as a writer, Johnny is well known in the world of higher education as an expert on student life and careers. Johnny lives in London with his wife and two daughters.

Read an interview with Johnny here 


Chapter One

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You can also follow The Human Script on Facebook and on Twitter..

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