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Afterland

(2020)
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Children of Men meets The Handmaid's Tale in this "bowstring-taut, visceral, and incredibly timely" thriller about how far a mother will go to protect her son from a hostile world transformed by the absence of men (Cory Doctorow).

Most of the men are dead. Three years after the pandemic known as The Manfall, governments still hold and life continues -- but a world run by women isn't always a better place.

Twelve-year-old Miles is one of the last boys alive, and his mother, Cole, will protect him at all costs. On the run after a horrific act of violence-and pursued by Cole's own ruthless sister, Billie -- all Cole wants is to raise her kid somewhere he won't be preyed on as a reproductive resource or a sex object or a stand-in son. Someplace like home.

To get there, Cole and Miles must journey across a changed America in disguise as mother and daughter. From a military base in Seattle to a luxury bunker, from an anarchist commune in Salt Lake City to a roaming cult that's all too ready to see Miles as the answer to their prayers, the two race to stay ahead at every step . . . even as Billie and her sinister crew draw closer.

A sharply feminist, high-stakes thriller from award-winning author Lauren Beukes, Afterland brilliantly blends psychological suspense, American noir, and science fiction into an adventure all its own -- and perfect for our times.

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 post-apocalyptic thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author
Author(s): Lauren Beukes
ISBN: 0-7181-8280-4 / 978-0-7181-8280-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph
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July 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: Afterland
Author(s): Lauren Beukes
ISBN: 0-316-26783-X / 978-0-316-26783-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mulholland Books
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July 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Afterland: A gripping new post-apocalyptic 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
Author(s): Lauren Beukes
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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September 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Afterland
Author(s): Lauren Beukes
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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September 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Afterland
Author(s): Lauren Beukes
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


July 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Afterland
Author(s): Lauren Beukes
ISBN: 1-4789-1607-9 / 978-1-4789-1607-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mulholland Books
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July 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Afterland
Author(s): Lauren Beukes
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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July 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Afterland
Author(s): Lauren Beukes
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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Kindle Editions

July 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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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 post-apocalyptic thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author
Author(s): Lauren Beukes
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU