We don’t get visitors. Not out here.
We never have.
In Iain Reid’s second haunting, philosophical puzzle of a novel, set in the near-future, Junior and Henrietta live a comfortable, solitary life on their farm, far from the city lights, but in close quarters with each other. One day, a stranger from the city arrives with alarming news: Junior has been randomly selected to travel far away from the farm...very far away. The most unusual part? Arrangements have already been made so that when he leaves, Henrietta won't have a chance to miss him, because she won't be left alone—not even for a moment. Henrietta will have company. Familiar company.
Told in Reid’s sharp and evocative style, Foe examines the nature of domestic relationships, self-determination, and what it means to be (or not to be) a person. An eerily entrancing page-turner, it churns with unease and suspense from the first words to its shocking finale.
Coming in Hardcover August 7 (Canada)
and September 4 (US)
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You will be scared.
But you won’t know why…
In Iain’s first deeply suspenseful and unnerving novel I’m Thinking of Ending Things, a man and his girlfriend are on their way to a secluded farm. When the two take an unexpected detour, she is left stranded, wondering if there is any escape at all. What follows is a twisted unraveling that will haunt you long after the last page is turned.
“One of the best debut novels I’ve ever read…a tight, ferocious little book.”
—Scott Heim, author of Mysterious Skin and We Disappear
• An Indie Next Pick
• An Amazon Best Book of the Month for June 2016
• An Amazon Best Mystery, Thriller and Suspense Book of 2016
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