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Afterland

(2020)
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THE INTELLIGENT NEW POST-APOCALYPTIC THRILLER ABOUT A WOMAN FIGHTING TO SAVE HER SON

'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
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A boy in a world of women. A mother protecting her son.

Three years after a virus wiped out 99% of the men on earth, Cole knows her son Miles is in danger.

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

Because Cole insists that Miles will be no one's property.

But where do you run when women everywhere will kill to own a boy? . . .

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

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"Intriguing... Beukes deals with slightly surreal things in very real ways. I'm all over it." - Gillian Flynn


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July 2020 : UK Hardback
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Title: Afterland: A gripping new feminist thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author
Author(s): Lauren Beukes
ISBN: 0-7181-8280-4 / 978-0-7181-8280-9 (UK edition)
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June 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: Afterland: A gripping new feminist thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author
Author(s): Lauren Beukes
ISBN: 1-4059-2370-9 / 978-1-4059-2370-5 (UK edition)
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August 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: Afterland
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ISBN: 0-316-26785-6 / 978-0-316-26785-4 (USA edition)
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July 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Afterland: A gripping new feminist thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author
Author(s): Lauren Beukes
ISBN: 0-7181-8281-2 / 978-0-7181-8281-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph
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September 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Afterland
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September 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Afterland
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Title: Afterland
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July 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Afterland
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ISBN: 1-4789-1607-9 / 978-1-4789-1607-9 (USA edition)
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Title: Afterland
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Title: Afterland
Author(s): Lauren Beukes
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Title: Afterland
Author(s): Lauren Beukes
Publisher: Mulholland Books
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May 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Afterland: A gripping new feminist thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author
Author(s): Lauren Beukes
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU