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Bareback

(2006)
(Benighted)
A novel by

 
 
It is a world much like our own, with one deadly difference: ninety-nine percent of the population is lycanthropic. When the full moon rises, humans transform into lunes, bloodthirsty beasts who cannot be reasoned with or tamed. Those few born unable to change are disparagingly known as barebacks, and live as victims of prejudice and oppression. All too often, they are targets of savage mauling and death by lunes who break the law to roam free on full-moon nights.

Twenty something bareback Lola Galley is already a veteran of the Department for the Ongoing Regulation of Lycanthropic Activities. When her friend loses a hand to a marauding lune, then is murdered before the attacker is brought to trial, Lola is desperate to see justice prevail. But the truth is seldom simple - and Lola may not like the shocking answers she uncovers.


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Praise for this book

"An impressive debut, Benighted is a well-written and well-thought-out examination of prejudice as seen through the lens of the werewolf novel." - Tananarive Due

"A fascinating and unique tale in an alternate reality where being human is a hindrence. Kit Whitfield has created an astonishing read." - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Kit Whitfield has created a unique and powerful twist on the werewolf mythos, an eloquent parable about the profound effects of prejudice and violence on both perpetrator and victim. Benighted will leave you thinking long after you've turned the last page." - Susan Krinard


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Hardback Editions

August 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: Bareback
Author(s): Kit Whitfield
ISBN: 0-224-07864-X / 978-0-224-07864-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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Paperback Editions

August 2008 : UK Paperback

Title: Bareback
Author(s): Kit Whitfield
ISBN: 0-09-951625-X / 978-0-09-951625-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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January 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Bareback
Author(s): Kit Whitfield
ISBN: 0-09-949945-2 / 978-0-09-949945-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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August 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Benighted: A Novel
Author(s): Kit Whitfield
ISBN: 0-345-49163-7 / 978-0-345-49163-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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August 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Bareback
Author(s): Kit Whitfield
ISBN: 0-224-08038-5 / 978-0-09-950362-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Bareback
Author(s): Kit Whitfield
ISBN: 0-09-950362-X / 978-0-09-950362-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

August 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Bareback
Author(s): Kit Whitfield
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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August 2006 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Benighted: A Novel
Author(s): Kit Whitfield
Publisher: Del Rey
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA