#10051 Last Election. Pete Davies.
Pete Davies

Last Election

In the dystopian novel The Last Election, author Pete Davies crafts a bleak and unforgiving depiction of near-future England, a place where every aspect of life has been monetized and commodified by a business-driven economy. At the helm is the ruling Money Party, a group that maintains power through distractions—TV, pop music, pharmaceuticals, and propaganda—which keep the unemployed masses subdued. Meanwhile, the affluent elite reside in high-tech islands of luxury, their lives fueled by excess and indulgence. This black comedy, reminiscent of A Clockwork Orange, reflects the dire potential consequences of unchecked political power, rampant capitalism, and societal disillusionment. The Last Election is the first published work by English writer Pete Davies, who is better known for his later works on history and sports.

Hardcover. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, black cloth. London: Andre Deutsch, 1986. ISBN: 0233977961. #10051.
Fine in fine dust jacket.