Afterland by Lauren Beukes audiobook

Afterland

By Lauren Beukes
Read by Bianca Amato

Little, Brown & Company, Mulholland 9780316267830
14.10 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Blade Runner meets The Handmaid's Tale in this thrilling story of how far a mother will go to protect her son in a hostile world transformed by the sudden absence of men. Cole and her twelve-year-old, Miles, are on the lam. Fleeing across the American West, they're desperate to find a safe haven. Until they do, they must maintain their disguise--as mother and daughter. Because Miles, a boy, is the most valuable commodity in the world. Within just a few, horrifying years, ninety-nine percent of the global male population has died in a pandemic. Now, women run everything, from neighborhood bars to police departments to research programs searching for a way to keep the human race going. Stealthily and swiftly carving a trail from luxury bunker to anarchist commune to nomadic religious cult, Miles and Cole will need all their cunning, planning, and luck to outmaneuver the very bad, very dangerous people who are hot on their heels-among them, Cole's own sister. A brilliant blend of psychological suspense, American noir, and trenchant science-fiction, Afterland is the high-concept feminist thriller that Lauren Beukes's fans have been waiting for.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice of the Week

An Entertainment Weekly Pick of Summer Books

A Gizmodo Pick of the Month

A Tor.com Reviewers' Choice for July



Blade Runner meets The Handmaid's Tale in this thrilling story of how far a mother will go to protect her son in a hostile world transformed by the sudden absence of men.

Cole and her twelve-year-old, Miles, are on the lam. Fleeing across the American West, they're desperate to find a safe haven. Until they do, they must maintain their disguise--as mother and daughter. Because Miles, a boy, is the most valuable commodity in the world.

Within just a few, horrifying years, ninety-nine percent of the global male population has died in a pandemic. Now, women run everything, from neighborhood bars to police departments to research programs searching for a way to keep the human race going.

Stealthily and swiftly carving a trail from luxury bunker to anarchist commune to nomadic religious cult, Miles and Cole will need all their cunning, planning, and luck to outmaneuver the very bad, very dangerous people who are hot on their heels-among them, Cole's own sister.

A brilliant blend of psychological suspense, American noir, and trenchant science-fiction, Afterland is the high-concept feminist thriller that Lauren Beukes's fans have been waiting for.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A post-pandemic gender-spun thriller that’s sharp as a pin and manages both urgency and relevancy in equal measure. Gripping prose from the first page.” Chuck Wendig, New York Times bestselling author
“Bowstring-taut, visceral, and incredibly timely: Beukes’s plague-tale is a parable about the glory and terror of Americanism in times of calamity.” Cory Doctorow, New York Times bestselling author
“A harrowing tale that ably explores grief, motherhood, and gender roles…A propulsive and all-too-timely near-future thriller.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Lauren Beukes

Author Bio: Lauren Beukes

Lauren Beukes writes novels, comics and screenplays. She’s the author of the critically-acclaimed international best-seller, The Shining Girls, about a time traveling serial killer, Zoo City, a phantasmagorical Joburg noir which won the 2011 Arthur C Clarke Award, the neo political thriller, Moxyland. She wrote the New York Times best-selling graphic novel, Fairest: The Hidden Kingdom and the Vertigo Comics horror series, Survivor’s Club. She lives in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 14.10
Audience: Adult
Language: English