Best Book Publishers UK | Austin Macauley Publishers
The Gatekeeper/s-bookcover

By: Michela Arturina Betta

The Gatekeeper/s

Pages: 100 Ratings:
Book Format: Choose an option

*Available directly from our distributors, click the Available On tab below

The Gatekeeper/s blends realism and idealism in a novel way. The style is also unusual in that it moves from rhetorical dialogue to emphatic storytelling. The story is set against a legal system based on seeking consent between parties involved in a negotiation, rather than regarding one party wrong and the other right, as in the old legal system. Rhetoricians are the ones expected to obtain consent from people and they act on behalf of GAIC (Global Authority for Informed Consent) and its negotiators. The main rhetorician is Toni Forti. Achilles is the main negotiator. There are two groups of children interacting with GAIC. In the first part of the story, three children separately challenge the new informed consent to achieve self-determination. In the second part of the story, four children use the system to achieve justice.

Michela Betta was born in Italy where she completed her school and started university in Milan. She then moved to Frankfurt in Germany to complete her studies in philosophy and social sciences at Johan Wolfgang Goethe University, where she was awarded a PhD in ethics. Afterward, she worked as an academic in Frankfurt and Melbourne.

She has written several academic books. Parallel to her professional writing, she has cultivated fiction writing and has completed two volumes of short stories in Italian. Stories for Posthuman Readers is her first literary work in English. She now lives in Stockholm.

Customer Reviews
0 reviews
0 reviews
Write a Review
Your post will be reviewed and published soon. Multiple reviews on one book from the same IP address will be deleted.

We use cookies on this site to enhance your user experience and for marketing purposes.
By clicking any link on this page you are giving your consent for us to set cookies