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The Fever

(2014)
A novel by

 
 
The panic unleashed by a mysterious contagion threatens the bonds of family and community in a seemingly idyllic suburban community.

The Nash family is close-knit. Tom is a popular teacher, father of two teens: Eli, a hockey star and girl magnet, and his sister Deenie, a diligent student. Their seeming stability, however, is thrown into chaos when Deenie's best friend is struck by a terrifying, unexplained seizure in class. Rumors of a hazardous outbreak spread through the family, school and community.

As hysteria and contagion swell, a series of tightly held secrets emerges, threatening to unravel friendships, families and the town's fragile idea of security. A chilling story about guilt, family secrets and the lethal power of desire, The Fever affirms Megan Abbott's reputation as "one of the most exciting and original voices of her generation" (Laura Lippman).

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Right now America's best novelists are women, and Megan Abbott is up there at the top." - Lee Child

"With The Fever, Megan Abbott has created a mesmerizing, modern portrait of teenage life today: Brutal crushes, competing allegiances and first-bloom sensuality, all magnified by the rush and crush of technology. The Fever holds true to its title: It's dark, disturbing, strangely beautiful and utterly unshakeable." - Gillian Flynn

"Few writers evoke the politics and paranoias of young adulthood as masterfully as Megan Abbott. She tells her tale with deftness and precision, and it grips from beginning to end. A fabulous achievement." - Simon Lelic

"If the phenomena that led to the Salem Witch trials were to revisit the world today, it might very well look like the scenario in Megan Abbott's engrossing, disturbing, panic attack of a novel, The Fever. In a time when suicide and pregnancy pacts can go viral, this story of mass hysteria in a high school is not only completely plausible - it's impossible to put down." - Jodi Picoult


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Hardback Editions

October 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Fever
Author(s): Megan Abbott
ISBN: 1-4104-8347-9 / 978-1-4104-8347-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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July 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Fever
Author(s): Megan Abbott
ISBN: 1-4472-2632-1 / 978-1-4472-2632-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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June 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Fever
Author(s): Megan Abbott
ISBN: 0-316-23105-3 / 978-0-316-23105-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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Paperback Editions

September 2018 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Fever: A Novel
Author(s): Megan Abbott
ISBN: 0-316-52363-1 / 978-0-316-52363-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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June 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Fever
Author(s): Megan Abbott
ISBN: 1-4472-2633-X / 978-1-4472-2633-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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May 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Fever: A Novel
Author(s): Megan Abbott
ISBN: 0-316-23104-5 / 978-0-316-23104-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Back Bay Books
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June 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Fever
Author(s): Megan Abbott
ISBN: 1-4472-3591-6 / 978-1-4472-3591-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Audio Editions

July 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Fever
Author(s): Megan Abbott
Publisher: Audible Studios
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July 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Fever
Author(s): Megan Abbott
Publisher: Audible Studios
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July 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Fever
Author(s): Megan Abbott
Publisher: Audible Studios
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July 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Fever
Author(s): Megan Abbott
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Fever
Author(s): Megan Abbott
ISBN: 1-4789-0142-X / 978-1-4789-0142-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio and Blackstone Audio
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June 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Fever
Author(s): Megan Abbott
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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June 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Fever
Author(s): Megan Abbott
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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June 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Fever
Author(s): Megan Abbott
ISBN: 1-4789-0139-X / 978-1-4789-0139-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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Kindle Editions

July 2014 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Fever
Author(s): Megan Abbott
Publisher: Picador
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June 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Fever
Author(s): Megan Abbott
Publisher: Picador
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June 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Fever: A Novel
Author(s): Megan Abbott
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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