☉ Afterland PDF / Epub ❤ Author Lauren Beukes – Writerscompany.co.uk

Afterland Children Of Men Meets The Handmaid S Tale In This Bowstring Taut, Visceral, And Incredibly Timely Thriller About How Far A Mother Will Go To Protect Her Son From A Hostile World Transformed By The Absence Of Men Most Of The Men Are Dead Three Years After The Pandemic Known As The Manfall, Governments Still Hold And Life Continues But A World Run By Women Isn T Always A Better PlaceTwelve Year Old Miles Is One Of The Last Boys Alive, And His Mother, Cole, Will Protect Him At All Costs On The Run After A Horrific Act Of Violence And Pursued By Cole S Own Ruthless Sister, Billie All Cole Wants Is To Raise Her Kid Somewhere He Won T Be Preyed On As A Reproductive Resource Or A Sex Object Or A Stand In Son Someplace Like HomeTo Get There, Cole And Miles Must Journey Across A Changed America In Disguise As Mother And Daughter From A Military Base In Seattle To A Luxury Bunker, From An Anarchist Commune In Salt Lake City To A Roaming Cult That S All Too Ready To See Miles As The Answer To Their Prayers, The Two Race To Stay Ahead At Every Step Even As Billie And Her Sinister Crew Draw CloserA Sharply Feminist, High Stakes Thriller From Award Winning Author Lauren Beukes, Afterland Brilliantly Blends Psychological Suspense, American Noir, And Science Fiction Into An Adventure All Its Own And Perfect For Our Times


About the Author: Lauren Beukes

Lauren Beukes is an award winning, best selling novelist who also writes screenplays, TV shows, comics and journalism Her books have been translated into 26 languages and have been optioned for film and TV.Her awards include the Arthur C Clarke Award, the prestigious University of Johannesburg prize, the August Derleth Prize, the Strand Critics Choice Award and the RT Thriller of the Year She s been honoured in South Africa s parliament and most recently won the Mbokondo Award from the Department of Arts and Culture, celebrating women in the arts for her work in the Creative Writing field She is the author of Broken Monsters, about art, ambition, damaged people and not quite broken cities, The Shining Girls, about a time travelling serial killer, the nature of violence, and how we are haunted by history, Zoo City, a phantasmagorical noir set in Johannesburg which won the Arthur C Clarke Award and Moxyland, a dystopian political thriller about a corporate apartheid state where people are controlled by their cell phones Her first book was a feminist pop history, Maverick Extraordinary Women From South Africa s Past, which has recently been reprinted Her comics work includes Survivors Club, an original Vertigo comic with Dale Halvorsen and Ryan Kelly, the New York Times bestselling graphic novel, Fairest The Hidden Kingdom with Inaki Miranda, and a Wonder Woman one shot for kids, The Trouble With Cats in Sensation Comics, set in Mozambique and Soweto and drawn by Mike Maihack Her film and TV work includes directing the documentary, Glitterboys Ganglands, about Cape Town s biggest female impersonation beauty pageant The film won best LGBT film at the San Diego Black Film Festival.She was the showrunner on South Africa s first full length animated TV series, URBO The Adventures of Pax Afrika which ran for 104 half hour episodes from 2006 2009 on SABC3 She s also written for the Disney shows Mouk and Florrie s Dragons and on the satirical political puppet show,ZANews and Archbishop Desmond Tutu s South African Story.Before that she was a freelance journalist for eight years, writing about electricity cable thieves, TB, circumcision, telemedicine, great white sharks, homeless sex workers, Botswana s first female high court judge, and Barbie as a feminist icon for magazines ranging from The Sunday Times Lifestyle to Nature Medicine, Colors, The Big Issue and Marie Claire She lives in Cape Town, South Africa with her daughter www.laurenbeukes.comTwitter.com laurenbeukes Instagram.com laurenbeukes Facebook.com laurenbeukesAwards Achievements2015 South Africa s Mbokondo Award for Women In The Arts Creative Writing2014 August Derleth Award for The Shining Girls2014 Strand Critics Choice Award for The Shining Girls2014 NPR Best Books of the Year Broken Monsters2014 LA Times Best Books of the Year Broken Monsters2013 University of Johannesburg Literature Prize for The Shining Girls2013 RT Thriller of the Year for The Shining Girls2013 WHSmith Richard Judy BookClub Choice2013 Exclusive Books Bookseller s Choice for The Shining Girls2013Best Mysteries and Thrillers for The Shining Girls2011 Kitschies Red Tentacle for Zoo City2010 Arthur C Clarke Award for Zoo City



10 thoughts on “Afterland

  1. says:

    If Broken Monsters was Lauren Beukes s great Clive Barker novel, then Afterland is her great Stephen King novel By the way, I personally hate it when blurbs state breathlessly that if you loved x by y then this is JUST the book for you because it is MORE of the same Beukes has carved a niche for herself as one of the most innovative speculative g


  2. says:

    You can t imagine how much the world can change in six months You just can tExcept that, now, of course we all can3.5 stars rounded up to 4 I ve read all of Lauren Beukes novels and my favorites are Zoo City and The Shining Girls The thing I love most about this South African author is her knack for wildly inventive plot lines criminals who gets assigned


  3. says:

    By now, a lot of us have read a lot of dystopias featuring sexual politics, often accompanied with some major disaster that leaves women a huge minority The Book of Etta or The White Plague or any number of bigger named modern authors This one flips the script Men are seriously endangered The few men left must deal with the patriarchy of women Yes, patriarchy Beca


  4. says:

    3.5 starsI have read most of Lauren Beukes s books and loved all of them She has always had this undefinable element to her stories that made them stand out From the bizzaro world of Zoo City to the creepy thriller The Shining Girls The fact that she is a fellow South African made reading her unique books evenof a treat.With this latest installment however, I struggled to


  5. says:

    I received a copy of this from Netgalley in exchange for a review. Mulholland Books has also advised me that a positive review requires me to disclose that I received the book for free from them and since I generally mean three stars in a positive way, there we go Thank you Mulholland Books Cole flees across the U.S with her son Miles in Beukes s apocalypse, which features a highl


  6. says:

    While I liked and even admired parts of Afterland, as a whole it was largely unsatisfying That may sayabout me than the book, so take my reservations with a grain of salt, but let me explain.First off, this was a book that largely ignored the half of the story I d hoped would be its focus This is largely Cole s story, the story of a mother on the run with her child, desperate to get home an


  7. says:

    Lauren Beukes is such an amazing author


  8. says:

    Purchase request submitted to library 3 7 19.


  9. says:

    I read this fast, one sitting and whilst I m a fan of this author as my previous higher ratings will show for some reason, despite speeding through it, Afterland never really hit the mark for me.It had nothing to do with skill Lauren Beukes has always written in a quirky, engaging style that hugely appeals to me and so it was here But for me one of the huge bonuses of reading a Beukes novel is her particular brand of


  10. says:

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway.I love dystopian fiction and this book was fantastic It was very original The characters were great, very realistic I thought the ending was perfect Great book


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