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Foe

(2018)
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'Reads like a house on fire' - the extraordinary new novel by Iain Reid, the acclaimed author of I'm Thinking of Ending Things

You think you know everything about your life.

Long-married couple Junior and Henrietta live a quiet, solitary life on their farm, where they work at the local feed mill and raise chickens. Their lives are simple, straightforward, uncomplicated.

Until everything you think you know collapses.

Until the day a stranger arrives at their door with alarming news: Junior has been chosen to take an extraordinary journey, a journey across both time and distance, while Hen remains at home. Junior will be gone for years. But Hen won't be left alone.

Who can you trust if you can't even trust yourself?

As the time for his departure draws nearer, Junior finds himself questioning everything about his life - even whether it's really his life at all.

An eerily entrancing page-turner, Foe churns with unease and suspense from the first words to its shocking finale. Perfect for fans of Humans, Westworld and Black Mirror, Foe is a book you will never forget.

*** Praise for FOE ***

'I couldn't put it down. It infected my dreams. A creepy and brilliant book' Zoe Whittall, author of The Best Kind of People

'From the opening page, you'll have an uneasy feeling as you settle into Iain Reid's brilliant new novel.. A masterful and breathtakingly unique read. I can't stop thinking about it ' Amy Stuart, author of Still Mine and Still Water

'Spare, consuming, unforgettable. Foe is a dark arrow from a truly original mind. Page by eerie page, Iain Reid pulls the unknown world out from under you, and leaves you trapped inside a marriage's most haunting question: can I be replaced? This is a book that seeps into your bloodstream - and crowns Iain Reid the king of deadpan, philosophical horror' Claudia Dey, author of Heartbreaker

'Movie producers are simply confirming what the literary community already knows: Iain Reid just might be the most exciting and excitingly unclassifiable author working in Canadian fiction today' - The Globe and Mail (Canada)

'Foe reads like a house on fire, and is almost impossible not to finish in one sitting...an otherworldly hothouse of introversion and fantasy' - The Toronto Star

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Spare, consuming, unforgettable. Foe is a dark arrow from a truly original mind. Page by eerie page, Iain Reid pulls the known world out from under you, and leaves you trapped inside a marriage’s most haunting question: can I be replaced? This is a book that seeps into your bloodstream––and crowns Iain Reid the king of deadpan, philosophical horror." - Claudia Dey

"I’m not sure that humans have hackles, but something was creeping up my spine as I read this book, and I welcomed the shivers of shock and delight…. A mind-bending and genre-defying work of genius." - Liz Nugent

"Foe is a tale of implacably mounting peril that feels all the more terrifying for being told in such a quiet, elegantly stripped-down voice. Iain Reid knows how to do 'ominous' as well as anyone I’ve ever read." - Scott Smith

"From the opening page, you’ll have an uneasy feeling as you settle in to Iain’s Reid’s brilliant new novel, Foe…. A masterful and breathtakingly unique read. I can’t stop thinking about it." - Amy Stuart

"I couldn’t put it down. It infected my dreams. A creepy and brilliant book." - Zoe Whittall


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Hardback Editions

January 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: Foe
Author(s): Iain Reid
ISBN: 1-4711-7795-5 / 978-1-4711-7795-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Scribner UK
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September 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Foe: A Novel
Author(s): Iain Reid
ISBN: 1-5011-2742-X / 978-1-5011-2742-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery/Scout Press
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August 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Foe
Author(s): Iain Reid
ISBN: 1-5011-0347-4 / 978-1-5011-0347-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Paperback Editions

September 2019 : UK Paperback

Title: Foe
Author(s): Iain Reid
ISBN: 1-4711-7798-X / 978-1-4711-7798-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Scribner UK
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July 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Foe: A Novel
Author(s): Iain Reid
ISBN: 1-5011-2744-6 / 978-1-5011-2744-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery/Scout Press
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April 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Foe
Author(s): Iain Reid
ISBN: 1-5011-0348-2 / 978-1-5011-0348-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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September 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Foe
Author(s): Iain Reid
ISBN: 1-4711-7796-3 / 978-1-4711-7796-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

September 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Foe
Author(s): Iain Reid
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio UK
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September 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Foe
Author(s): Iain Reid
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio UK
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September 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Foe
Author(s): Iain Reid
ISBN: 1-5082-4531-2 / 978-1-5082-4531-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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September 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Foe: A Novel
Author(s): Iain Reid
ISBN: 1-5082-6356-6 / 978-1-5082-6356-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio and Blackstone Audio
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September 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Foe
Author(s): Iain Reid
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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September 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Foe
Author(s): Iain Reid
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


September 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Foe
Author(s): Iain Reid
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2018 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Foe
Author(s): Iain Reid
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon AU   


September 2018 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Foe
Author(s): Iain Reid
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2018 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Foe: A Novel
Author(s): Iain Reid
Publisher: Gallery/Scout Press
Availability: Amazon   


August 2018 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Foe
Author(s): Iain Reid
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon CA