Penguin have announced a new edition of Make Room! Make Room! in their ‘Modern Classics’ series.
It is listed with a publication date of 5th February 2009, price of £9.99, and ISBN 9780141190235. Amazon UK is currently taking pre-orders.
The publisher’s blurb for the book is as follows:
A gangster is murdered during a blistering Manhattan heat wave. City cop Andy Rusch is under pressure solve the crime and captivated by the victim’s beautiful girlfriend. But it is difficult to catch a killer, let alone get the girl, in crazy streets crammed full of people.
The planet’s population has exploded. The 35 million inhabitants of New York City run their TVs off pedal power, riot for water, loot and trample for lentil ‘steaks’ and are controlled by sinister barbed wire dropped from the sky. Written in 1966 and set in 1999, Make Room! Make Room! is a witty and unnerving story about stretching the earth’s resources, and the human spirit, to breaking point.
The first place I saw this listed included only the first paragraph of the blurb, and classed it as a ‘Crime & Mystery’ novel.