The Shift of Numbers, by David Warrington

The Shift of Numbers is the mildly humorous debut novel written by David Warrington. Set in an unnamed country, it follows the lives of various characters whose lives seem inextricably linked to a carrot farm – be it by working there or as a consequence of ingesting the questionable fertilizer used on its carrots. Soon enough their initially small actions escalate into national security issues that affect the highest levels of a government intent on maintaining power at any cost. Will it be enough to topple leaders? And can you create your own reality based on hallucinogenic advice, lies and large amounts of money?