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Shades of Grey: The Road to High Saffron

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Title: Shades of Grey: The Road to High Saffron
Author: Jasper Fforde
ISBN: 9780143118589
Publisher: Penguin Books
Published: 2011
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Condition: New
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Fantasy 1618099

Publisher Description:
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Thursday Next series comes a "laugh-out-loud funny" (Los Angeles Times) and "brilliantly original" (Booklist, starred review) novel of a man attempting to navigate a color-coded world.

"A rich brew of dystopic fantasy and deadpan goofiness."--The Washington Post

Welcome to Chromatacia, where the Colortocracy rules society through a social hierarchy based on one's limited color perception. In this world, you are what you can see.

Eddie Russet wants to move up. When he and his father relocate to the backwater village of East Carmine, his carefully cultivated plans to leverage his better-than-average red perception and marry into a powerful family are quickly upended. Eddie must content with lethal swans, sneaky Yellows, inviolable rules, an enforced marriage to the hideous Violet deMauve, and a risky friendship with an intriguing Grey named Jane who shows Eddie that the apparent peace of his world is as much an illusion as color itself.

Will Eddie be able to tread the fine line between total conformity--accepting the path, partner, and career delineated by his hue--and his instinctive curiosity that is bound to get him into trouble?