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Survival of Molly Southbourne (Molly Southbourne)

Tade Thompson



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Tor U.K.
09 July 2019
Horror & ghost stories; Dark Fantasy / Grimdark; Crime ; Supernatural
Who was Molly Southbourne? What did she leave behind?

A burnt-out basement. A name stained in blood. Bodies that remember murder, one of them left alive. A set of rules that no longer apply.

Molly Southbourne is alive. If she wants to survive, she'll need to run, hide, and be ready to fight. There are people who remember her, who know what she is and what she's done. Some want her alive, some want her dead, and all hold a piece to the puzzles in her head. Can Molly escape them, or will she confront the bloody history that made her?
By:   Tade Thompson
Imprint:   Tor U.K.
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 204mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 6mm
Weight:   109g
ISBN:   9781250217264
ISBN 10:   1250217261
Series:   Molly Southbourne
Pages:   128
Publication Date:   09 July 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Tade Thompson lives and works in the South of England. He is the author of The Murders of Molly Southbourne, Rosewater, The Rosewater Insurrection and Making Wolf. He is a multiple winner of the Nommo Award and a winner of the Golden Tentacle award at the Kitschies. His background is in medicine, psychiatry and social anthropology. His hobbies include jazz, visual arts, martial arts, comics and pretending he will ever finish his TBR stack.

Reviews for Survival of Molly Southbourne (Molly Southbourne)

Thompson's terrifying and poignant follow-up to 2017's The Murders of Molly Southbourne poses thoughtful questions about identity and what it means to be human, and packs in all the tension of a crackerjack thriller. --Publishers Weekly Praise for The Murders of Molly Southbourne The Murders of Molly Southbourne is so strange and well-written and well-conceived. I read it in one sitting and yet it follows me around wherever I go. I loved it. --Paul Tremblay, author of Disappearance at Devil's Rock A bold outpouring of flesh and crisis at once horrifying and familiar. --The New York Times Inventive, chilling, and professionally rendered. --Elizabeth Bear, author of Karen Memory This premise fleshes out the strangeness and the grace of the human condition as well as anything I've read. --Stephen Graham Jones, author of Mongrels and Mapping the Interior Tade Thompson's writing is as inexorable as a march to the executioner's block, layered with cold dread and an exquisite understanding of body horror. --Cassandra Khaw, author of the Persons Non Grata series The Murders of Molly Southbourne is bloody, quiet, haunting, and sharp--a book worth savoring. --Max Gladstone, author of the Craft Sequence This bloody exploration of identity and self in a changed world will stay with readers long after they finish the last page. --Publishers Weekly A bloody, intriguing puzzle of a novella. --Kirkus An enormously vivid, enormously peculiar novel... compellingly written. --Locus Excellent, bloody, unsettling. --The Book Smugglers The Murders of Molly Southbourne reaches deep into the heart of existence and drags our fears into the sunlight. An excellent, terrifying read. --Fran Wilde, award-winning author of Updraft, Cloudbound, and Horizon Tade Thompson weaves a subtle, surreal tale of life, death, love and damnation around an absolutely unforgettable heroine. Molly will terrify you, even as she breaks your heart. --Stephanie Saulter, author of the (R)Evolution books By turns disturbing, fascinating and heartbreaking, and mesmerizing from first to last. --Simon Bestwick, author of the Black Road series and The Feast Of All Souls Viciously real. Chillingly absurd. There's a visceral, bloody logic to Tade Thompson's tale of self murder. --Jon Courtenay Grimwood, author of The Fallen Blade A story to make your skin crawl and your veins feel full of dark secrets. --Sophia McDougall, author of the Romanitas trilogy, Mars Evacuees and Space Hostages A darkly compelling, offbeat tale punctuated by memorable characters and an endlessly fascinating mystery. The dark imagination of Tade Thompson is a wondrous thing to behold. --Maurice Broaddus, author of Buffalo Soldier A novella that showcases the emotional depth of this writer, Tade Thompson's The Murders of Molly Southbourne is utterly compelling, dark and disturbing. --Kaaron Warren, author of Slights

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