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The Book of M

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
A vivid, touching and original debut, following the effects of an extraordinary catastrophe on very ordinary people.

In the middle of a market in India, a man's shadow disappears. As rolling 24-hour news coverage tries to explain the event, more cases are discovered. The phenomenon spreads like a plague as people learn the true cost of their lost part: their memories.

Two years later, Ory and his wife, Max, have escaped 'the Forgetting' by hiding in an abandoned hotel deep in the woods in Virgina. They have settled into their new reality until Max, too, loses her shadow.

Knowing the more she forgets, the more dangerous she will become to the person most precious to her, Max runs away. But Ory refuses to give up what little time they have left before she loses her memory completely and desperately follows her trail.

On their separate journeys, each searches for answers: for Ory about love, about survival, about hope, and for Max about a mysterious new force growing in the south that may hold the cure. But neither could have guessed at what you gain when you lose your shadow: the power of magic.

A breathtakingly imaginative, timeless story that explores fundamental questions about memory and love - the price of forgetting, the power of connection and what it means to be human when your world is turned upside down.

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"The Book of M is exciting, imaginative, unique, and beautiful. Shepherd proves herself not just a writer to watch, but a writer to treasure." - Darin Strauss

"I was both disturbed and inspired by Max’s and Ory’s journey through apocalypses large and small. Peng Shepherd has written a prescient, dark fable for the now and for the soon-to-be. The Book of M is our beautiful nightmare shadow." - Paul Tremblay


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Hardback Editions

June 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Book of M
Author(s): Peng Shepherd
ISBN: 0-00-822560-5 / 978-0-00-822560-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperVoyager
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June 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Book of M: A Novel
Author(s): Peng Shepherd
ISBN: 0-06-266960-5 / 978-0-06-266960-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Paperback Editions

June 2019 : UK Paperback

Title: The Book of M
Author(s): Peng Shepherd
ISBN: 0-00-822564-8 / 978-0-00-822564-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperVoyager
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June 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Book of M
Author(s): Peng Shepherd
ISBN: 0-00-822561-3 / 978-0-00-822561-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperVoyager
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June 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Book of M
Author(s): Peng Shepherd
ISBN: 0-00-824034-5 / 978-0-00-824034-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperVoyager
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June 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Book of M: A Novel
Author(s): Peng Shepherd
ISBN: 0-06-285979-X / 978-0-06-285979-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Audio Editions

June 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Book of M
Author(s): Peng Shepherd
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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June 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Book of M
Author(s): Peng Shepherd
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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June 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: The Book of M
Author(s): Peng Shepherd
ISBN: 1-5385-4952-2 / 978-1-5385-4952-0
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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June 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: The Book of M: A Novel
Author(s): Peng Shepherd
ISBN: 1-5385-4953-0 / 978-1-5385-4953-7
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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June 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Book of M
Author(s): Peng Shepherd
ISBN: 1-5385-4954-9 / 978-1-5385-4954-4
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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June 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Book of M: A Novel
Author(s): Peng Shepherd
Publisher: HarperAudio
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June 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Book of M: A Novel
Author(s): Peng Shepherd
Publisher: HarperAudio
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June 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Book of M: A Novel
Author(s): Peng Shepherd
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Book of M
Author(s): Peng Shepherd
Publisher: HarperVoyager
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June 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Book of M: A Novel
Author(s): Peng Shepherd
Publisher: William Morrow
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