The Migration (Paperback)
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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 05/03/2019
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When I was younger I didn't know a thing about death. I thought it meant stillness, a body gone limp. A marionette with its strings cut. Death was like a long vacation - a going away. Storms and flooding are worsening around the world, and a mysterious immune disorder has begun to afflict the young.

Sophie Perella is about to begin her senior year of high school in Toronto when her little sister, Kira, is diagnosed. Their parents' marriage falters under the strain, and Sophie's mother takes the girls to Oxford, England, to live with their Aunt Irene. An Oxford University professor and historical epidemiologist obsessed with relics of the Black Death, Irene works with a centre that specializes in treating people with the illness. She is a friend to Sophie, and offers a window into a strange and ancient history of human plague and recovery. Sophie just wants to understand what's happening now; but as mortality rates climb, and reports emerge of bodily tremors in the deceased, it becomes clear there is nothing normal about this condition - and that the dead aren't staying dead. When Kira succumbs, Sophie faces an unimaginable choice: let go of the sister she knows, or take action to embrace something terrifying and new.

Tender and chilling, unsettling and hopeful, The Migration is a story of a young woman's dawning awareness of mortality and the power of the human heart to thrive in cataclysmic circumstances.

Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781789091342
Number of pages: 288
Dimensions: 198 x 130 mm

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“Haunting and original”

This is an original, beautifully written story and I loved it. I have no idea how you'd categorise this-it's almost an apocalyptic tale, but it is too hopeful for that, and whilst there is a plague targeting... More

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“Teen Sci-fi perhaps?”

There seems to be a vogue for angsty female teen heroines in current sci-fi, which sometimes comes off and sometimes doesn't. I would recommend "Revenger", ""The City in the Middle of the... More

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I received a promotional copy in exchange of an honest review. This has not influenced my opinion.

First, the cover called my attention, then Gaiman’s quote on the front cover did the rest. When I read the synopsis... More

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