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The Nobody People

(2019)
(The first book in the Resonant Duology series)
A novel by

 
 
When a group of outcasts with extraordinary abilities comes out of hiding, their clash with a violent society will spark a revolution—or an apocalypse.
 
“Much like the X-Men comics, Proehl masterfully uses science fiction as a lens to examine social inequality and human evil.”—Booklist

Avi Hirsch has always known his daughter was different. But when others with incredible, otherworldly gifts reveal themselves to the world, Avi realizes that her oddness is something more—that she is something more. With this, he has a terrifying revelation: Emmeline is now entering a society where her unique abilities unfairly mark her as a potential threat. And even though he is her father, Avi cannot keep her safe forever.

Emmeline soon meets others just like her: Carrie Norris, a teenage girl who can turn invisible . . . but just wants to be seen. Fahima Deeb, a woman with an uncanny knack for machinery . . . but it’s her Muslim faith that makes the U.S. government suspicious of her.

They are the nobody people—ordinary individuals with extraordinary gifts who want one only thing: to live as equals in an America that is gripped by fear and hatred. But the government is passing discriminatory laws. Violent mobs are taking to the streets. And one of their own—an angry young man seething with self-loathing—has used his power in an act of mass violence that has put a new target on the community. The nobody people must now stand together and fight for their future, or risk falling apart.

The first book of a timely two-part series, The Nobody People is a powerful novel of love and hope in the face of bigotry that uses a world touched by the fantastic to explore our current reality. It is a story of family and community. It is a story of continuing to fight for one another, no matter the odds. It is the story of us.

Bob Proehl will return with The Somebody People!

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"Thoughtful, nuanced, kinetic, and, above all, human, this is the superhero story we've been waiting for." - Seanan McGuire

"The epitome of a page-turner, with well-drawn-out characters, tense set pieces, and a cinematic feel." - John Marrs

"Smart, exciting, lyrical, and fun. This astonishing book brings the superhero universe of Marvel or DC into our own, with all its rough edges and ugliness. Once you start reading, you won't be able to stop." - Sam J Miller

"Bob Proehl brings striking realism to this extraordinary story, delving into the notion of otherness with nuance and complexity. With an ensemble cast of badass, cool-as-hell, and deeply human characters, The Nobody People is a super-fun ride and a timely tale of love, hate, and everything in between." - Sylvain Neuvel

"The Nobody People is an expertly plotted, morally complex, brilliantly written, adrenaline-fueled adventure into a new dawn of heroes and villains. Hold on tight to this novel, because you're in for a hell of a ride." - Benjamin Percy

"Bob Proehl is one of those authors you can trust to guide you out of your comfort zone. The Nobody People is a gripping, haunting, and complex book, perfect for our times. It will take you on a warrior’s journey. In fact, I'm reminded of something Gandalf said to Bilbo at the outset of The Hobbit: '...if you do [come back], you won't be the same.'" - Michael Poore


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Hardback Editions

January 1900 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Nobody People: A Novel (The Resonant Duology)
Author(s): Bob Proehl
ISBN: 1-5247-9895-9 / 978-1-5247-9895-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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Paperback Editions

September 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Nobody People
Author(s): Bob Proehl
ISBN: 1-78909-461-5 / 978-1-78909-461-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Titan Books (UK)
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January 1900 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Nobody People (The Resonant Duology)
Author(s): Bob Proehl
ISBN: 1-5247-9897-5 / 978-1-5247-9897-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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Audio Editions

October 2020 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Nobody People
Author(s): Bob Proehl
ISBN: 1-00-401974-2 / 978-1-00-401974-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: W F Howes Ltd
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October 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Nobody People: The Resonant Duology, Book 1
Author(s): Bob Proehl
Publisher: W. F. Howes Ltd
Availability: Amazon   


October 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Nobody People: The Resonant Duology, Book 1
Author(s): Bob Proehl
Publisher: W. F. Howes Ltd
Availability: Amazon AU   


October 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Nobody People: The Resonant Duology, Book 1
Author(s): Bob Proehl
Publisher: W. F. Howes Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Nobody People: A Novel
Author(s): Bob Proehl
Publisher: Random House Audio
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September 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Nobody People: A Novel
Author(s): Bob Proehl
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Nobody People
Author(s): Bob Proehl
Publisher: Titan Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


September 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Nobody People: A Novel (The Resonant Duology Book 1)
Author(s): Bob Proehl
Publisher: Del Rey
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA