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March 18, 2016 / peoplesbookprize

The People’s Book Prize – Spring Collection – Fiction “Can Openers” by Mal Jones

Can Openers  By Mal Jones Published by Rowanvale Books Ltd.

Synopsis
In his debut novel, Mal Jones raises concerns about the way the welfare system is run as a target-driven business, rather than as a caring and compassionate helping hand. This frustration is the motivation behind Can Openers, an intense dystopian thriller exploring our current systems and where they may lead us.

Author’s Biography

Having worked in the public sector for thirty years, Mal has seen many front line workers doing their utmost to offer support and compassion in very difficult times; he is concerned that the welfare budget is being run as a business, where private companies make vast profits from those who are unwell and in acute distress. Mal’s novel reflects his fear of what could happen if we do not stand up for the welfare state and where the present policies on austerity could lead.
Reviews –
“A refreshing and addictive read .A book that has everything humour ,suspense, romance, intrigue and a both optimistic and pessimistic view of the future in Britain. A great read which is thoroughly entertaining and t deserves top prizes in every category.”
“A frighteningly realistic and believable view of how welfare will be administered in the near future. A clever, sharp-witted read based on perspectives of the system most of us have hitherto not considered.

Contemporary view on a future that is rapidly reality! Marvellous insight into the horror the west is turning into.”

Read an extract, read reviews or buy this book here or come and see the rest of the Spring collection at The Peoples Book prize

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