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The Org

K. J. Hennessy

Can you find love in a city that may not love you back?

Can you find something to believe in, in an unbelievable place?

Australia is ruled by The Org. Cristina, a conservative but curious young woman, unsure of her sexuality, moves to Sydney to work for The Org's Program. She collides with Bacch, a fluid young man losing himself amongst despair and illegal dancefloors. They keep secrets.

As Bacch and Cristina fall down a rabbit hole of repression and revelry, The Org tightens its grip. Bacch's friend Ria is arrested in the streets. Strip searches. Disappearances. Sex, drugs & dance music. A public execution. All while nature rebels through the cracks.

Will Cristina ever come to terms with the truth of The Org, or herself? Will Bacch ever find meaning, or at least a job? Will Ria ever be freed? Will everyone hook up?

The Org is a protest novel. An Australian satirical dystopia. 1984 meets The Betoota Advocate.

Escapism, with no real escape.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Kamili Club Publishing
  • Publish Date: Sep 14th, 2023
  • Pages: 238
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.54in - 0.78lb
  • EAN: 9780645768800
  • Categories: DystopianRomance - New AdultLGBTQ+ - Bisexual

About the Author

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Marsh, Scott: - Scott Marsh is one of Australia's most iconic and infamous street artists. With a deep history in graffiti culture, he's recognised internationally for his signature, politically inspired and newsworthy mural pieces. From tagging Sydney trains at 12 to becoming a finalist in both the Moran Portrait Prize and Archibald Prize, Scott confronts the common perceptions around street art and graffiti, using traditional art techniques to prove that fine art can exist and succeed beyond oil and canvas. While some of his interpretations may be contentious, the overwhelming majority of Australians admire and encourage his work, with each piece attracting droves of spectators and transforming mundane buildings into shrines of hope, resilience and social change. Scott's work has made news headlines globally with his iconic pieces including Kanye Loves Kanye, Saint George, Tony loves Tony, Trump Obese Turtle, Merry Crisis and A Symbol of Pain and Frustration.
Hennessy, K. J.: - K.J. Hennessy is a writer from Worimi / Diamond Beach, in regional NSW, Australia. He wrote his first (very) short story at the age of 5, 'The M Man', and was successful in a bunch of highschool writing prizes (including with the Sydney Morning Herald). After leaving the craft in favour of DJing under the alias Kamili Yon and working behind the scenes of the music industry, he has since returned, writing for Channel Void, TEDx, Lunchbox and The Doe (US), and speaking as a panelist at the MidCoast Big Book Arvo 2021/22. 'The Org' is his debut novel. Please support it so he can afford to write more books. K.J. Hennessy now lives in Eora / Sydney. Feel free to say hi @kjhennessy.x /
Praise for this book
"An amazing new talent in Australian writing. Hennessy tells it straight from the political heart of what it is like to be a young person living in Australia today. In this fabulously dystopian novel, he crosses boundaries with style and insight. And he tells the truth."

- Prof. Catharine Lumby, journalist, author & academic

"An unmissable debut ... Inspiring and stimulating, relatable and terrifying. 1984, Black Mirror - eat your heart out."

- Chamira Gamage, Amnesty International & Thinkrs

"A technicolour, dystopian ride into an Australia even more far gone on strip searches and nonsensical drug laws. It's scary because it's almost true ..."

- Jenny Valentish, journalist & author

"An honour to be included in such solid writing!"

- Eddie Amador, international DJ & producer