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The Boy on the Bridge by M. R. Carey

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In The Boy on the Bridge, M. R. Carey returns to the world of The Girl With All the Gifts, the phenomenal word-of-mouth bestseller which was made into a critically acclaimed film starring Sennia Nanua, Glenn Close, Gemma Arterton and Paddy Considine.

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The Boy on the Bridge by M. R. Carey

Once upon a time, in a land blighted by terror, there was a very clever boy. The people thought the boy could save them, so they opened their gates and sent him out into the world. To where the monsters lived.


Compelling -- SFX Carey manages to again build an impressive story that carries hope within its horror * Weekend Herald * [A] brilliant character study as much as a tense, satisfying post-apocalyptic thriller * BARNES AND NOBLE SCI-FI & FANTASY BLOG * Plausible science and solid prose and characterization elevate this dystopian thriller * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY * Thoughtful and compelling * RT BOOK REVIEWS * Humane, horrific and unputdownable * IRISH TIMES * This book [...] has the hefty brio of a Stephen King, the fierce intelligence of a John Wyndham * DAILY MAIL * A terrifying, emotional page-turner that explores what it means to be human * KIRKUS * A tense story with superbly rendered characters -- SCIFINOW Carey writes with compassion and fire - strange and surprising and humane * Lauren Beukes, author of THE SHINING GIRLS * Spectacular! * No. 1 bestselling author Martina Cole *

About the Author

M. R. Carey

M. R. Carey is a pen name for an established British writer of prose fiction and comic books. He has written for both DC and Marvel, including critically acclaimed runs on X-Men and Fantastic Four, Marvel's flagship superhero titles. His creator-owned books regularly appear in the New York Times graphic fiction bestseller list. He also has several previous novels and one Hollywood movie screenplay to his credit.

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Publication date

2nd May 2017


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Orbit an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group


400 pages


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