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    • ISBN:9780356510965
    • Publication date:17 Jul 2018

One of Us

By Craig DiLouie

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A startlingly unique and powerfully affecting novel from a remarkable up-and-coming voice in speculative fiction. It is the story of a lost generation and a boy who just wants to be one of us.

'The Girl with All The Gifts meets To Kill A Mockingbird' Claire North, author of The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

'It's quite rare to find a story with this much heartbreaking impact . . . this is skilful, powerful stuff' SciFiNow

THEY CALL IT THE PLAGUE
A generation of children born with extreme genetic mutations

THEY CALL IT A HOME
But it's a place of neglect and forced labour

THEY CALL HIM A FREAK
But Dog is just a boy who wants to be treated as normal

THEY CALL THEM DANGEROUS
They might be right

The story of a lost generation, and a boy who just wants to be one of us.

'One of Us is a stunning achievement in speculative fiction' Shelf Awareness

'An amazing tour-de-force . . . One of Us rattled me to the core. An engrossing, emotionally-charged book and a work of terrible beauty. I loved it, heart and soul' John Dixon

'Without a doubt one of the best books I'll read this year . . . a compelling work of near perfection' Bracken MacLeod

'This is not a kind book, or a gentle book, or a book that pulls its punches. But it's a powerful book and it will change you' Seanan McGuire

Biographical Notes

Craig DiLouie is an acclaimed American-Canadian author of literary dark fantasy and other fiction. Formerly a magazine editor and advertising executive, he also works as a journalist and educator covering the North American lighting industry. Craig is a member of the Imaginative Fiction Writers Association, International Thriller Writers and Horror Writers Association. He currently lives in Calgary, Canada with his two wonderful children.

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  • ISBN: 9780356510972
  • Publication date: 19 Jul 2018
  • Page count: 432
  • Imprint: Orbit
The Girl with All The Gifts meets To Kill A Mockingbird — Claire North, author of THE FIRST FIFTEEN LIVES OF HARRY AUGUST
It's quite rare to find a story with this much heartbreaking impact . . . this is skilful, powerful stuff — SCIFINOW
A tense thriller with a social conscience . . . an effective, and often moving, portrayal of injustice and prejudice — GUARDIAN
Potent and powerful . . . DiLouie is an emotionally literate writer, able to see the moral complexities of the revolution he sets in motion, and its likely destination . . . captivating — STARBURST
An amazing tour-de-force . . . One of Us rattled me to the core. An engrossing, emotionally-charged book and a work of terrible beauty. I loved it, heart and soul — John Dixon, Bram Stoker award-winning author of PHOENIX ISLAND
One of Us is a powerful and heartbreaking tale about hate fear, and truth. Craig DiLouie is fearless as he explores the dark territory of the human heart — Jonathan Maberry, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author
Frightening in its familiarity, One of Us is a tale of human monsters and monstrous humans - authentic, brutaland inevitable — David Walton, internationally bestselling author of THE GENIUS PLAGUE
This seamless fable of loss, violence and hope forces us to examine what it means to be different and what it means to be human — Patrick Freivald, author of JADE SKY
Craig DiLouie's One of Us is without a doubt one of the best books I'll read this year . . . This book has The Island of Dr Moreau's social conscience, the X-men's imagination and Harper Lee's heart. But it is DiLouie's skill as a storyteller that blends all of that into a compelling work of near perfection — Bracken MacLeod, Bram Stoker Award-nominated author
This is not a kind book, or a gentle book, or a book that pulls its punches. But it's a powerful book and it will change you — Seanan McGuire
An unflinching and at times, harrowing look at the nature of hatred . . . I devoured it in one day . . . and it will stay with me for a long time — TOME AND TANKARD
Disturbing, beautiful and all-too believable, One of Us is a phenomenal monster story and a powerhouse of a novel. DiLouie continues to be the master of writing the human heart and all the terror it contains — Peter Clines, author of THE FOLD
You shouldn't believe there aren't any truly original stories out there anymore, because One of Us is one of a kind — Nicholas Sansbury Smith
Will stay with you long after the book is done — WASHINGTON POST
Dark and disturbingly visceral . . . a worthwhile read — SFX
One of Us is a stunning achievement in speculative fiction — SHELF AWARENESS
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