Fler böcker inom
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
480
Utgivningsdatum
2021-06-24
Förlag
Penguin Books Ltd
Dimensioner
198 x 129 x 28 mm
Vikt
335 g
Komponenter
B-format paperback
ISBN
9781405923705
Afterland (häftad)

Afterland

The gripping feminist thriller from the author of Apple TVs Shining Girls

Häftad,  Engelska, 2021-06-24
39 119
Tillfälligt slut – klicka "Bevaka" för att få ett mejl så fort boken går att köpa igen.
THE INTELLIGENT NEW POST-APOCALYPTIC THRILLER FROM THE AUTHOR BEHIND BRAND NEW APPLE TV HIT SHINING GIRLS '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 _______ 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 . . . _______ 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 _______ '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
Visa hela texten

Kundrecensioner

Har du läst boken? Sätt ditt betyg »

Fler böcker av Lauren Beukes

Recensioner i media

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 <i>Walkaway</i> and <i>Little Brother</i> 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 <i>Underground Airlines</i> and <i>Golden State</i> 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

Övrig information

LAUREN BEUKES is the award-winning and internationally bestselling author of The Shining Girls, which has been adapted by AppleTV+ starring Elisabeth Moss, as well as Zoo City, which won the Arthur C. Clarke Award, Moxyland, Broken Monsters, and Afterland. Her novels have been published in twenty-four countries, and she's also a screenwriter, comics writer, journalist, and award-winning documentary maker. She lives in London with two trouble cats and her daughter.