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Lauren Beukes



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Michael Joseph
28 July 2020
The compulsive and timely new thriller from the author of Richard and Judy bestseller The Shining Girls and the prize-winning Zoo City about survival in the new world following a pandemic.

All Cole has left in the world is her boy, Miles.

With men now a prized commodity, keeping him safe means breaking hastily written new rules - and leaving her own sister for dead.

All Miles has left in the world is his mother.

But is one person enough to save him from the many who would kill to get their hands on a living boy?

Together, Cole and Miles embark on a journey across a changed, hostile country, towards a freedom they may never reach. And when Cole's sister tracks them down, they'll need to decide who to trust - and what loyalty really means in this unimaginable new world.
By:   Lauren Beukes
Imprint:   Michael Joseph
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 240mm,  Width: 162mm,  Spine: 41mm
Weight:   704g
ISBN:   9780718182809
ISBN 10:   0718182804
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   28 July 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Lauren Beukes is a novelist, TV scriptwriter, documentary maker, comics writer and occasional journalist. Her previous novels include the international bestseller The Shining Girls, Broken Monsters, Moxy Land and Zoo City, for which she won the 2011 Arthur C. Clarke Award. She helped create South Africa's first half-hour animated TV show, URBO- The Adventures of Pax Afrika, and has written kids' animated shows for Disney UK and Millimages in France.

Reviews for Afterland

Disturbing, smart and beautifully written -- Erin Morgenstern, bestselling author of * The Night Circus * A new kind of thriller. A dark, relentless, time-twisting, page-turning. It shines -- Matt Haig Masterful. Lauren Beukes is very *very* good -- William Gibson Utterly original, beautifully written, and I must say, it creeped the holy bejasus out of me. This is something special -- Tana French Part harrowing thriller, part fairytale, but always filled with a deeply affecting humanity. The kind of book you'll find yourself pressing into the hands of everyone you know so they can experience it too * Megan Abbott * I'm all over it -- Gillian Flynn, number one bestselling author of * Gone Girl * Scary as hell and hypnotic. I couldn't put it down * Stephen King * 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 * Unreservedly recommended * Joe Hill * Praise for Lauren Beukes * - *

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