My Name Is Monster (Paperback)
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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 07/01/2021
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'Strikingly beautiful' Guardian
'Tough and tender' Joanne Harris

After the Sickness has killed off her parents, and the bombs have fallen on the last safe cities, Monster emerges from the Arctic vault which has kept her alive. When she washes up on the coast of Scotland, everyone she knows is dead, and she believes she is alone in an empty world.

Slowly, piece by piece, she begins to rebuild a life. Until, one day, she finds a girl: another survivor, feral, and ready to be taught all that Monster knows. But as the lonely days pass, the lessons the girl learns are not always the ones Monster means to teach . . .

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781786896360
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 215 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
Fresh and powerful . . . Hale's writing is assured and . . . strikingly beautiful . . . Most of all, the book has a great generosity and empathy for monsterdom, and refreshingly allows its characters to find happiness without becoming more ordinary . . . Hale is certainly a skilful writer with a compelling voice, and her ideas are bold and promising * * Guardian * *
A terrific piece of writing; tough and tender and insightful. Loved it -- JOANNE HARRIS
A complex, accomplished debut. The prose dazzles while the themes of feminism, power and fertility sneak in for a gut-punch. It kept me gripped from the first page, and the characters continue to live and breathe in my imagination -- KIRSTY LOGAN, author of THE GRACEKEEPERS
Taut, tough and sensitive, the narrative conjures up a devastated world, inhabited by two intriguing characters, with precision and real atmosphere * * Daily Mail * *
Katie Hale has written two fascinating, flawed and compelling characters and, with only two people and an empty world, has created a novel that is gripping, insightful and unique -- CLAIRE FULLER, author of OUR ENDLESS NUMBERED DAYS
In a novel in which the entire planet has been devastated, Hale, a poet, narrows her focus right down to the inner lives of her two protagonists and their relationship with each other, dissecting each layer as it is uncovered with delicacy and lyricism * * Herald * *
A riveting and disturbing novel, part twisted fairy tale and part dystopian nightmare, in which the primal human need to find meaning and love shines through the darkness of a ruined world -- MICK KITSON, author of SAL
Powerful and unflinching . . . This is a humane, tender and often painful exploration of the ways in which daughters consider themselves to be braver, smarter and more independent than their mothers, as well as the strength of love and hope in an empty world. Hale has crafted a gripping and intense dystopian fairytale . . . Beautifully written . . . A must-read * * The Skinny * *
Held together by skilful, well-crafted prose . . . Keep[s] the reader hooked to the last page . . . Her writing is superb * * Wee Review * *
A gripping study of loneliness and what it can do to your psyche . . . Hale's style means we'll be interested in what she writes next * * Herald * *

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“Haunting, sad, but hopeful”

This was an absolutely beautiful novel. Katie Hale is an incredible writer, and this had me engrossed from the beginning until the very last page.

This is about Monster, the last person surviving at the end of the... More

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“A sweet story of survival”

Monster believes she is alone at the end of the world, but when scavenging a city she finds a small girl, her purpose in life shifts dramatically.

My Name is Monster is a refreshing take on the apocalyptic dystopian... More

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“Even Monsters have Mothers”

A story of survival, and hope, despite a main character who seems to have no hope at all. Monster does not sugarcoat anything, and it is so refreshing. Despite being accustomed to, even happy with, a life of absolute... More

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