The Sky is Changing - out June 2010
Posted on 12th April 2010
London: A group of thirty-somethings meet to celebrate a birthday. All seems normal. But in the aftermath of the July bombings, the city is crackling with tension - and after two years of trying, Claire and Anthony have still not conceived a child. To her husband's alarm, Claire finds herself increasingly drawn to a young girl, Nora, whom she is teaching to swim. Feeling her life spiralling out of control, Claire retraces the journey she has made since an accident ended her promising career as a ballet dancer in Berlin. Meanwhile, as the first tremors of the financial crisis shake the markets, Anthony is forced to question the ethics of his job as a City analyst as their secure existence comes under threat...
A compelling, edgily atmospheric portrait of an uneasy city and a young woman’s struggle to find her place in the world. With quiet, understated assurance, The Sky is Changing asks big questions about our fragmented society.
C. J. Schuler, THE INDEPENDENT
Zoë Jenny was born in 1974 in Basel, Switzerland and spent parts of her childhood in Greece and Ticino. Her first novel, The Pollen Room (1997), won her global critical acclaim and is the all-time best-selling debut novel by a Swiss author. Translated into 27 languages, the novel propelled her across the globe for readings and talks in schools and universities as far away as Japan, China and the USA. She lived in New York and Berlin and in 2004 settled in London, where she now lives with her husband and daughter.