Author(s): Lauren Beukes
The compulsive and long-awaited new thriller from the author of Richard and Judy bestseller The Shining Girls and the prize-winning Zoo City
'A major, major talent' George R. R. Martin
Three years after a pandemic wiped out 99% of the men on earth, a mother and son are on the run . . .
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.
Praise for Lauren Beukes:
'Beukes is very *very* good. It feels effortless, utterly accomplished' William Gibson
'Beukes brings a secret tenderness and humanity to her off-kilter portrait of the here and now' Guardian
'Exquisitely paced and impeccably controlled. An enormously satisfying novel' New York Times Book Review
'Beukes deals with slightly surreal things in very real ways. I'm all over it' Gillian Flynn