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The Humans

by Matt Haig

Books of the Month - <b>September</b> eBooks of the Month Family Drama Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

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May 2013 Book of the Month.

A funny and touching exploration into what it is to be human. After solving the world’s greatest mathematical riddle Professor Andrew Martin is found naked walking on a motorway after having had a spectacular mental breakdown... after such a high, normal life seems pointless and people he once loved repulsive. The latest novel from the continually surprising author of TV Book Club hit of 2011 The Radleys.

The Humans Synopsis

One wet Friday evening, Professor Andrew Martin of Cambridge University solves the world's greatest mathematical riddle. Then he disappears. When he is found walking naked along the motorway, Professor Martin seems different. Besides the lack of clothes, he now finds normal life pointless. His loving wife and teenage son seem repulsive to him. In fact, he hates everyone on the planet. Everyone, that is, except Newton. And he's a dog. Can a bit of Debussy and Emily Dickinson keep him from murder? Can the species which invented cheap white wine and peanut butter sandwiches be all that bad? And what is the warm feeling he gets when he looks into his wife's eyes?

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The Humans Press Reviews

'The Humans is tremendous; a kind of Curious Incident meets The Man Who Fell to Earth. It's funny, touching and written in a highly appealing voice' -- Joanne Harris

 

'The Humans is a laugh-and-cry book. Troubling, thrilling, puzzling, believable and impossible. Matt Haig uses words like a tin-opener. We are the tin' -- Jeanette Winterson

 

'A brilliant exploration of what it is to love, and to be human, The Humans is both heartwarming and hilarious, weird, and utterly wonderful. One of the best books I've read in a very long time' -- S J Watson

 

'Excellent ... very human and touching indeed' -- Patrick Ness

 

'Insightful, frightening and uplifting' GUARDIAN on The Radleys

 

'A novelist of great seriousness and talent' NEW YORK TIMES

 

'Witty and humane' DAILY MAIL, on The Radleys

 

'Delightfully weird' GUARDIAN, on The Dead Fathers Club

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780857868787
Publication date: 03/04/2014
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780857868763
Publication date: 09/05/2013
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780857868763
Publication date: 9th May 2013
Author: Matt Haig
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Genres: Books of the Month, eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Literary Fiction,
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About Matt Haig

Matt Haig was born in Sheffield in 1975 and grew up in Nottinghamshire. He has lived in London and Spain, and now lives in north Yorkshire. His writing has frequently appeared in the UK press. He is the author of The Last Family in England, a UK bestseller narrated by a Labrador, The Dead Fathers Club, an update of Hamlet featuring an eleven-year-old boy and The Possession of Mr Cave. He has also written two children's novels, Shadow Forest, and its sequel The Runaway Troll. Matt Haig on his teen novel, The Radleys: "This is a story about growing up, first ...

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