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0120170206

An intriguing and wry debut novel about capitalism, the housing crisis and a generation in debt. Set a few years from now, in an unnamed city, award-winning poet Luke Kennard imagines what life might be like for young people from the squeezed middle-class if our society continues along its current economic path.

Thirty-something couple Karl and Genevieve (he writes copy for online content providers, she is a primary teacher) live in a room in a shared house; their combined income is less than their rent and they're falling ever deeper into debt. To help pay off his seventeen credit cards, Karl accepts a job generating 'clickbait' from a stranger online that seems to good to be true. It is. Very soon the messy strands of his and Genevieve's lives are beginning to unravel.

Reader: Bryan Dick

Writer: Luke Kennard

Abridger: Robin Brooks

Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.

0120170206

An intriguing and wry debut novel about capitalism, the housing crisis and a generation in debt. Set a few years from now, in an unnamed city, award-winning poet Luke Kennard imagines what life might be like for young people from the squeezed middle-class if our society continues along its current economic path.

Thirty-something couple Karl and Genevieve (he writes copy for online content providers, she is a primary teacher) live in a room in a shared house; their combined income is less than their rent and they're falling ever deeper into debt. To help pay off his seventeen credit cards, Karl accepts a job generating 'clickbait' from a stranger online that seems to good to be true. It is. Very soon the messy strands of his and Genevieve's lives are beginning to unravel.

Reader: Bryan Dick

Writer: Luke Kennard

Abridger: Robin Brooks

Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.

0220170207

Debut novel set in an unnamed British city, a few years from now. Writer Luke Kennard imagines what life might be like for young people from the squeezed middle-class if society continues along its current economic path.

Thirty-something Karl has avoided a jail sentence for unwittingly aiding a credit card skimmer. Instead, he and his wife Genevieve have been offered a place on The Transition - a six month 'rehabilitation programme' in which they will live rent-free with two mentors, Stu and Janna, who will help them get back on their feet. It's an organisation he's never heard of before but, when they arrive for their first briefing, Karl is surprised to see how large the HQ is, and how well established.

Reader: Bryan Dick

Writer: Luke Kennard

Abridger: Robin Brooks

Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.

0220170207

Debut novel set in an unnamed British city, a few years from now. Writer Luke Kennard imagines what life might be like for young people from the squeezed middle-class if society continues along its current economic path.

Thirty-something Karl has avoided a jail sentence for unwittingly aiding a credit card skimmer. Instead, he and his wife Genevieve have been offered a place on The Transition - a six month 'rehabilitation programme' in which they will live rent-free with two mentors, Stu and Janna, who will help them get back on their feet. It's an organisation he's never heard of before but, when they arrive for their first briefing, Karl is surprised to see how large the HQ is, and how well established.

Reader: Bryan Dick

Writer: Luke Kennard

Abridger: Robin Brooks

Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.

0320170208

Bryan Dick reads Luke Kennard's debut novel, inspired by 'Generation Debt', set a few years from now in an unnamed British city.

Mentors Janna and Stu lay down The Transition's ground rules, as Karl and Genevieve slowly adjust to life as protégés on the six-month 'rehabilitation' programme.

Reader: Bryan Dick

Writer: Luke Kennard

Abridger: Robin Brooks

Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.

0320170208

Bryan Dick reads Luke Kennard's debut novel, inspired by 'Generation Debt', set a few years from now in an unnamed British city.

Mentors Janna and Stu lay down The Transition's ground rules, as Karl and Genevieve slowly adjust to life as protégés on the six-month 'rehabilitation' programme.

Reader: Bryan Dick

Writer: Luke Kennard

Abridger: Robin Brooks

Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.

0420170209

Bryan Dick reads Luke Kennard's 'Generation Debt' inspired debut novel, set in an unnamed British city a few years from now.

To prevent him going to jail for his part in a card skimming scam, Karl and Genevieve have signed up to a six-month 'rehabilitation' programme run by a mysterious organisation The Transition. Forced to give up their bedsit and move in with their mentors, the pair are slowly adjusting to life as 'protégés'. Exercise is a key part of the course and mentor Stu tests Karl's physical and emotional mettle with a punishing gym workout.

Reader: Bryan Dick

Writer: Luke Kennard

Abridger: Robin Brooks

Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.

0520170210

Bryan Dick reads Luke Kennard's 'Generation Debt' inspired debut novel, set in an unnamed British city a few years from now.

Transition mentors Janna and Stu confront Karl and Genevieve with the stark facts of their situation: heavily in debt and no prospect of that changing if they continue with their current jobs and expectations. Karl is becoming increasingly suspicious about the true motives behind the secretive organisation's 'rehabilitation' programme.

Reader: Bryan Dick

Writer: Luke Kennard

Abridger: Robin Brooks

Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.

0620170213

Luke Kennard's debut novel is set a few years from now and is inspired by the housing crisis and a generation in serious debt.

Karl and his wife have signed up to a rehabilitation programme run by THE TRANSITION to avoid a jail sentence for his part in a credit card skimming scam. As the weeks pass, he is increasingly suspicious about the secretive organisation's true motives.

Reader: Bryan Dick

Writer: Luke Kennard

Abridger: Robin Brooks

Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.

0620170213

Luke Kennard's debut novel is set a few years from now and is inspired by the housing crisis and a generation in serious debt.

Karl and his wife have signed up to a rehabilitation programme run by THE TRANSITION to avoid a jail sentence for his part in a credit card skimming scam. As the weeks pass, he is increasingly suspicious about the secretive organisation's true motives.

Reader: Bryan Dick

Writer: Luke Kennard

Abridger: Robin Brooks

Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.

0720170214

Bryan Dick reads Luke Kennard's 'Generation Debt' inspired debut novel, set in an unnamed British city a few years from now.

As Genevieve becomes more and more engaged with The Transition's programme, Karl, by contrast, is increasingly suspicious about the secretive organisation's motives.

Reader: Bryan Dick

Writer: Luke Kennard

Abridger: Robin Brooks

Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.

0820170215

Bryan Dick reads Luke Kennard's 'Generation Debt' inspired debut novel, set in an unnamed British city a few years from now.

While Genevieve falls further under the influence of Transition mentors Stu and Janna; Karl is increasingly suspicious about the secretive organisation's true motives.

Reader: Bryan Dick

Writer: Luke Kennard

Abridger: Robin Brooks

Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.

0920170216

Luke Kennard's debut novel, read by Bryan Dick.

To avoid being jailed for his part in a credit card scam, Karl and Genevieve have signed up to a six-month 'rehabilitation' programme run by secretive organisation THE TRANSITION. One month in: Genevieve is completely assimilated, while Karl is close to full scale rebellion.

Reader: Bryan Dick

Writer: Luke Kennard

Abridger: Robin Brooks

Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.

0920170216

Luke Kennard's debut novel, read by Bryan Dick.

To avoid being jailed for his part in a credit card scam, Karl and Genevieve have signed up to a six-month 'rehabilitation' programme run by secretive organisation THE TRANSITION. One month in: Genevieve is completely assimilated, while Karl is close to full scale rebellion.

Reader: Bryan Dick

Writer: Luke Kennard

Abridger: Robin Brooks

Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.

1020170217

Moving conclusion of Luke Kennard's debut novel, read by Bryan Dick.

Although he's been banished to the basement and relegated to The Transition's 'B stream' programme, Karl's only concern is for Genevieve: her increasingly erratic behaviour, which he knows from long experience, is a precursor to a serious breakdown. Janna and Stu refuse to listen to his concerns, however, and soon his fears are proved correct.

Reader: Bryan Dick

Writer: Luke Kennard

Abridger: Robin Brooks

Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.

1020170217

Moving conclusion of Luke Kennard's debut novel, read by Bryan Dick.

Although he's been banished to the basement and relegated to The Transition's 'B stream' programme, Karl's only concern is for Genevieve: her increasingly erratic behaviour, which he knows from long experience, is a precursor to a serious breakdown. Janna and Stu refuse to listen to his concerns, however, and soon his fears are proved correct.

Reader: Bryan Dick

Writer: Luke Kennard

Abridger: Robin Brooks

Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.