The Murders of Molly Southbourne

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Macmillan, Oct 3, 2017 - Fiction - 128 pages
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"A bold outpouring of flesh and crisis at once horrifying and familiar." —The New York Times

Every time she bleeds a murderer is born. Experience the horror of Tade Thompson's The Murders of Molly Southbourne. A finalist for the 2017 BSFA Award, the 2018 Shirley Jackson Award, and the 2018 Nommo Award.

The rule is simple: don’t bleed.

For as long as Molly Southbourne can remember, she’s been watching herself die. Whenever she bleeds, another molly is born, identical to her in every way and intent on her destruction.

Molly knows every way to kill herself, but she also knows that as long as she survives she’ll be hunted. No matter how well she follows the rules, eventually the mollys will find her. Can Molly find a way to stop the tide of blood, or will she meet her end at the hand of a girl who looks just like her?

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* spoilers * Molly Southbourne is not a normal child. Her parents keep her at their farm at all times, homeschooling her and never allowing her into the city. You might think it cruel, but the ... Read full review

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I feel a bit as though I'm missing something, some essential emotional component to this book that would make it hit as hard as a lot of people are describing it. As it is, it's a compelling depiction ... Read full review

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TADE THOMPSON lives and works in the south of England. His background is in medicine, psychiatry and social anthropology. His first novel Making Wolf won the Golden Tentacle Award at the 2016 Kitschies. His second novel Rosewater is a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award and is on the 2016 Locus Recommended Reading List, and his short story The Apologists has been shortlisted for a British Science Fiction Association award. He enjoys jazz, comics, and baking deformed bread.

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