"The Down and Outs" by Karen Clark was published on 23rd May 2013, and is currently available on amazon, barnes&noble, foyles and waterstones websites.
The book travels into the late 21st Century, where each country has been divided into 4 Hemispheres and one Non-Hemisphere quarter, separated from one another by labyrinths and steel barriers due to the class riots that erupted during the year 2030.
Kate Tiberius has originated from the affluent Eastern Hemisphere. At 15, shortly after having lost her father, she breaks the law by venturing into a sleazy nightclub in the Farmlands Section of the Southern Hemisphere without wearing her 'disguisive' mac. On her way home she is viciously attacked and is prosecuted by her native quarter, which exiles her to the impoverished, Non-Hemisphere quarter of unemployed down and outs.