Bridge (Hardback)
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Bridge (Hardback)

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Hardback 432 Pages
Published: 17/08/2023
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Waterstones Says

The acclaimed author of The Shining Girls and Zoo City delivers another scintillatingly realised slice of speculative fiction, as the daughter of a maverick scientist stumbles upon a potential gateway to other worlds.

Bridge's maverick scientist mother Jo is dead. Now she's examining everything Jo left behind. Which is when she finds her big secret. Is it a drug? A gateway to other worlds? Jo believed so.

Bridge is desperate to see her mother again. Will do anything, risk anything. Including search for her in those other realities. What she doesn't know is that others are after Jo's secret. And some believe anyone it touches must be destroyed.

Bridge? She just wants to find her mom.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780718182823
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 667 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 38 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

An addictive, fascinating and compelling page-turner. With an original take on the many worlds theory. - Guardian

A high-concept page-turner - The Herald

Beukes puts cerebral propositions into breakneck thrillers - The Spectator

Excellent - Scotland on Sunday

You can tell Beukes is having an absolute blast putting words on the page. Her fun is evident in the big, bloody action sequences; in the squirmy, almost retro grotesqueness of the dreamworm. - The New York Times

Bridge is a step into the offbeat, an imaginative stew of ingredients: neuroscience and parasitology, musical theory and Haitian Voudou. - Elle

Complex, challenging, gripping and thought-provoking. A morally thorny tale without clear-cut heroes or villains. Beukes does a skilful job of balancing desperate but very relatable hope. - SFX

A blend of sci-fi and thriller . . . I can highly recommend - Alison Flood, New Scientist

Lauren Beukes' multiverse is thrilling-balancing madness, horror, and a big, bleeding, beating heart that reminds us that we are all connected in the end - Grady Hendrix

I absolutely loved it. This fantastic high-wire act of a novel, accelerating to a heart-stopping climax, is at once a cosmic narrative on a grand scale and a deeply intimate human story. Bravo! - Catriona Ward, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Last House on Needless Street

Bridge spiders out into alternate universes, alternate selves, yet manages to be very much about us and our fractured now. It's a humane, thought-provoking puzzle box, and a wildly entertaining novel - Paul Tremblay, bestselling author of The Cabin at the End of the World and The Pallbearers Club

Vast in scope and heart, Bridge is both a thrilling exploration of the known universe and an intimate portrayal of a daughter's yearning for her mother. Lauren Beukes has crafted a suspenseful, deeply immersive odyssey that will make you consider the alternate possibilities inside us all. A perfect summer read. - Katie Gutierrez, author of More Than You'll Ever Know

Lauren Beukes takes a story filled with psychedelic drugs, parallel worlds, and neuroscience and makes it also about a complex mother-daughter relationship, full of darkness, light, and longing. This is fun and insane and very moving - Mariana Enriquez, author of Our Share of Night

What if our dreams are twisted-up memories? What if the Mandela Effect isn't an effect at all? Somewhere between The Lathe of Heaven and Everything Everywhere All at Once is Lauren Beukes' Bridge: it's not just reality that's multifold, it's identity. Bridge challenges our sense of reality, chips away at our conception of the self, and shoves us down a slide of our own paranoia. But, it's Lauren Beukes-this is what she does, isn't it? - Stephen Graham Jones, New York Times bestselling author of The Only Good Indians

Thrilling, complex, and pulse-pounding. Beukes handles the balance between action and emotion brilliantly, this is speculative fiction of the highest calibre - Big Issue

Praise for Lauren Beukes - :

A stand-out chase thriller. How can you not fall in love with this book? - Stephen King

A major, major talent - George RR Martin

Very, very good. It feels effortless. Utterly accomplished - William Gibson

A powerful thriller - imaginative, disturbing, tense, compelling reading - The Times

Dark, relentless, time-twisting, page-turning ... it shines - Matt Haig

Powerful and intelligent - Guardian

A ripping tale that neither shies away from big questions nor interesting answers - New Scientist

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“Brilliant”

Bridge is an absolute cracker of a novel from the author of The Shining Girls, Afterland and Broken Monsters. It had great resonance for me as an exploration of bereavement and also raises profound moral questions for... More

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“A new approach to alternate dimensions”

Bridge is a bold and exciting novel with a blend of Sci-Fi and thriller themes, and even a dash of horror to boot. The story revolves around Bridget and her relationship with her recently deceased mother, who had... More

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