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Survivor Song

(2020)
A novel by

 
 
“Fresh and surprising. Survivor Song may be one of Tremblay’s best— beautifully detailed, viscerally frightening, and deep with emotional resonance."  —Dan Chaon, New York Times bestselling author of Ill Will

A riveting novel of suspense and terror from the Bram Stoker award-winning author of The Cabin at the End of the World and A Head Full of Ghosts.

In a matter of weeks, Massachusetts has been overrun by an insidious rabies-like virus that is spread by saliva. But unlike rabies, the disease has a terrifyingly short incubation period of an hour or less. Those infected quickly lose their minds and are driven to bite and infect as many others as they can before they inevitably succumb. Hospitals are inundated with the sick and dying, and hysteria has taken hold. To try to limit its spread, the commonwealth is under quarantine and curfew. But society is breaking down and the government's emergency protocols are faltering.

Dr. Ramola "Rams" Sherman, a soft-spoken pediatrician in her mid-thirties, receives a frantic phone call from Natalie, a friend who is eight months pregnant. Natalie's husband has been killed—viciously attacked by an infected neighbor—and in a failed attempt to save him, Natalie, too, was bitten. Natalie's only chance of survival is to get to a hospital as quickly as possible to receive a rabies vaccine. The clock is ticking for her and for her unborn child.

Natalie’s fight for life becomes a desperate odyssey as she and Rams make their way through a hostile landscape filled with dangers beyond their worst nightmares—terrifying, strange, and sometimes deadly challenges that push them to the brink. 

Paul Tremblay once again demonstrates his mastery in this chilling and all-too-plausible novel that will leave readers racing through the pages . . . and shake them to their core.

Genre: Horror

Praise for this book

"For the past few years, Paul Tremblay has been setting the standard for modern horror. His genius is that he never forgets the core of a great horror novel resides first in its characters. In Survivor Song, he revitalizes the zombie novel by keeping the focus narrow and intimate: two women, in the space of a few hours, just trying to get across town. The result is heartfelt and terrifying, in a narrative that moves like a bullet train." - Nathan Ballingrud

"Intensely gripping, shocking, and raw, Survivor Song is a visceral ride through a couple of hours of a deadly disease outbreak. Tremblay pulls no punches, but you wouldn't want him to––his characters are real people, and it's the brutal honesty that helps this terrifying song soar." - Tim Lebbon

"Packed full of emotion and suspense, Survivor Song is so gripping it may as well have been glued to my hands. Paul Tremblay is a master of modern horror." - Alison Littlewood

"Brutality spreads in this novel as swiftly as the wild epidemic Tremblay has invented. A daring, terrifying work packed with horror, but also with larger questions about what meaningful survival might be." - Idra Novey

"In Survivor Song, Paul Tremblay offers an unsettling journey across New England as two women, one a doctor, the other her pregnant best friend, try to outrun a rabies-like virus. It’s both an achingly lovely exploration of female friendship and a terrifying race against time. I was fighting tears and gasping out loud and couldn’t put it down." - Damien Angelica Walters


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July 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: Survivor Song: A Novel
Author(s): Paul Tremblay
ISBN: 0-06-267916-3 / 978-0-06-267916-1 (USA edition)
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Title: Survivor Song
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Title: Survivor Song: A Novel
Author(s): Paul Tremblay
ISBN: 1-09-416334-1 / 978-1-09-416334-5
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Title: Survivor Song: A Novel
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ISBN: 1-09-416335-X / 978-1-09-416335-2
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July 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: Survivor Song: Library Edition
Author(s): Paul Tremblay
ISBN: 1-09-416333-3 / 978-1-09-416333-8
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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July 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Survivor Song: A Novel
Author(s): Paul Tremblay
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Title: Survivor Song
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Publisher: Titan Books
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Title: Survivor Song: A Novel
Author(s): Paul Tremblay
Publisher: William Morrow
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