It's the year 2075. The island Republic has emerged from a ruined world. Its citizens are safe but not free. They live in complete isolation from the outside world. Approaching planes are gunned down, refugees shot on sight. Until a man named Adam Forde rescues a girl from the sea. Anaximander, a young Academy student, is put through a gruelling exam. Her special subject: the life of Adam Forde, her long-dead hero. What secrets has she discovered and what is her own surprising link to Adam? She is forced to confront the horrifying truth about her totalitarian world. Genesis is a thriller that asks the big questions. What is it to be human? What makes a soul?
Winner of Prix Sorcieres: Romans Ados (Witches Prize: Teen Fiction) 2010 and Esther Glen Award 2007 and New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children Young Adults: Young Adult Fiction 2007. Shortlisted for Inky Awards: Silver Inky 2008.