Once you press play on this audiobook, you will be sent to a world unlike any you’ve ever encountered. From the dark and innovative mind of Chaz Brenchley comes the wildly imaginative Rotten Row. In Brenchley’s world one can travel anywhere on the network of the Upshot by merely giving up your original body and taking on a new one. Operating outside of this accepted law, however, is Rotten Row. And it is this world, where seemingly anything is possible, that artist duLaine sets his sights. Veteran performer, John McLain, lends his gravelly voice to this unpredictable adventure ensuring an unforgettable trip for listeners.
Rotten Row is the worst place we've made. Humankind can travel to the stars - but only those content to be flung as a data stream through space, flitting from male to female, dark to fair, one random discard body to the next. Those who go are the Upshot, rare individuals subject to their own rigid laws. And then there's Rotten Row. Outcasts in breach of all codes, in Rotten Row people design their own bodies and sell them on for re-use after. Outlandish bodies: furred and feathered, winged and hooved and worse. duLaine is an artist, but all art is about identity. Where one blurs into the other beyond physical limits and legal restraint, what is art worth and how can anyone be certain who they are?