Publication Date: 24/06/2021 ISBN: 9781405923705 Category:

Afterland

Lauren Beukes

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date: 24/06/2021 ISBN: 9781405923705 Category:
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PRE-ORDER THE INTELLIGENT NEW POST-APOCALYPTIC THRILLER ABOUT A WOMAN FIGHTING TO SAVE HER SON

‘A smartly written thriller that opens with a satisfying bang . . . splendid’ STEPHEN KING
‘Powerful and intelligent’ GUARDIAN
‘A major, major talent’ GEORGE R.R. MARTIN
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A WORLD OF WOMEN
A MOTHER AND SON ON THE RUN

Three years after a virus wiped out most men on earth, Cole’s son, Miles, is one of the rare survivors.

Yet in this changed world, there are women who would kill to get their hands on that most prized commodity – a living boy.

Getting Miles to safety means crossing America with deadly pursuers hot on their heels – including Cole’s own sister, Billie.

But if there are some who will commit any crime to possess Miles, Cole must face some terrible choices to protect her son . . .
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The powerful and intelligent new thriller from the author of Richard and Judy bestseller The Shining Girls and the prize-winning Zoo City

Included in ‘Best Books of Summer 2020’ in Elle, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher’s Weekly and Oprah Magazine
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‘Bowstring-taut, visceral, and incredibly timely: Beukes’s plague-tale is a parable about the glory and terror of Americanism in times of calamity’ Cory Doctorow

‘A fast-moving thriller [that] splices gut-punching action sequences and feminist gender politics with an impressively light touch. Bubbles with big ideas. This intelligent speculative novel about a pandemic feels alarmingly close to home’ Metro

‘Afterland is that rare creature, a ripping tale that neither shies away from big questions nor interesting answers’ New Scientist

‘Lauren Beukes is a writer with a startling imagination, and a masterful ability to rewrite the rules of whatever genre she turns to’ Ben Winters, author of Underground Airlines and Golden State

Publisher Review

A smartly written thriller that opens with a satisfying bang . . . splendid -- Stephen King * New York Times * Powerful and intelligent, with some unexpectedly trenchant humour, this welcome addition to the no-longer-so-speculative pandemic subgenre has plenty to say about grief, love, family ties and gender roles * Guardian * Bowstring-taut, visceral, and incredibly timely: Beukes's plague-tale is a parable about the glory and terror of Americanism in times of calamity -- Cory Doctorow, author of Walkaway and Little Brother Lauren Beukes is a writer with a startling imagination, and a masterful ability to rewrite the rules of whatever genre she turns to; and now, right on time, she has turned to dystopian plague -- Ben Winters, author of Underground Airlines and Golden State Five years in writing, this intelligent speculative novel about a pandemic feels alarmingly close to home * Metro * You can't imagine how quickly the world can change in six months - there probably isn't a more resonant sentence to be found in any other novel published this year. A fast-moving thriller [that] splices gut-punching action sequences and feminist gender politics with an impressively light touch. Bubbles with big ideas. This intelligent speculative novel about a pandemic feels alarmingly close to home * Metro * Afterland is that rare creature, a ripping tale that neither shies away from big questions nor interesting answers * New Scientist * Teases out the deep familial currents that run through its relationships, explores gender and reminds us that dystopian fiction can be seriously grown-up entertainment * SFX * Afterland could not be more timely or terrifying . . . An excellent example of the prophetic nature of speculative fiction. Lauren Beukes is one of the most innovative and provocative writers on the contemporary scene * Scotland on Sunday * (A) timely thriller * i paper * Perfect lockdown reading * Herald * Praise for Lauren Beukes * - * Unreservedly recommended * Joe Hill * Brilliant ... engrossing ... I will be looking forward to whatever Lauren Beukes does next. She's a major, major talent -- George RR Martin, internationally bestselling author of * A Song of Ice and Fire * Scary as hell and hypnotic. I couldn't put it down * Stephen King * I'm all over it -- Gillian Flynn, number one bestselling author of * Gone Girl * Utterly original, beautifully written, and I must say, it creeped the holy bejasus out of me. This is something special -- Tana French Masterful. Lauren Beukes is very *very* good -- William Gibson A new kind of thriller. A dark, relentless, time-twisting, page-turning. It shines -- Matt Haig

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