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Foe

(2018)
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A taut, psychological mind-bender from the bestselling author of I'm Thinking of Ending Things.

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In Iain Reid's second haunting, philosophical puzzle of a novel, set in the near-future, Junior and Henrietta live a comfortable, solitary life on their farm, far from the city lights, but in close quarters with each other. One day, a stranger from the city arrives with alarming news: Junior has been randomly selected to travel far away from the farm...very far away. The most unusual part? Arrangements have already been made so that when he leaves, Henrietta won't have a chance to miss him, because she won't be left alone - not even for a moment. Henrietta will have company. Familiar company.

Told in Reid's sharp and evocative style, Foe examines the nature of domestic relationships, self-determination, and what it means to be (or not to be) a person. An eerily entrancing page-turner, it churns with unease and suspense from the first words to its shocking finale.

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

July 2019 : USA Paperback

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 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 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
Availability: Amazon UK   


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 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