Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
Motherland
Motherland | Lauren Beukes
1 post | 13 to read
This is America, but not like you know it. Years after the decimation of the male population by a super-virus, the country has refashioned itself with new laws, new customs, and new methods of shame and punishment. Now, hiding a living and healthy male is one of the gravest offenses, rivaled only by the murder of a man. Cole is a mother on the run, guilty of both crimes, and desperate to find a safe life for her adolescent boy Miles. As the two drift throughout the transformed states of the West, they hide Miles' identity while evading a mysterious, powerful man bent on justice. From a commune in the Rockies to a high security laboratory in the redwoods of northern California, the two tensely negotiate an existence on the fringes of a new America. Cole's goal for her son and herself is escape, a family in South Africa, a slim chance at a better life. Mother and child see their chance, at last, in the wanderings and secret goals of a cult--if only Cole can keep Miles' true self hidden, and as long as they can stay one step ahead of an ex-boyfriend from hell. A brilliant blend of psychological suspense, American noir, and trenchant science fiction, MOTHERLAND is the story that Lauren Beukes' myriad fans have been waiting for.
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
blurb
Cinfhen
Motherland | Lauren Beukes
post image

#MOvember This book is set in a #Future America, where males are an extinct species and harboring one is a grave criminal offense. So a young mother must do what she can to keep her son alive and hidden. This book is available April 2020.

vivastory I can't wait for this one, have you read Beukes? I loved Broken Monsters & Shining Girls. 4w
Cinfhen I read Shining Girls!! She‘s a dark writer so I‘m thinking this one is going to be a real hit or miss for me @vivastory I didn‘t love 4w
vivastory I have high hopes. Hopefully it works for you too! 4w
See All 14 Comments
Kalalalatja The premise sounds really interesting, so I‘ll be looking forward to when reviews of it start popping up 4w
Megabooks So you picked a book about the future that comes out in the future? Damn, double hit!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 4w
TrishB I‘m looking forward to this one! 4w
Cinfhen HaHa!! Thanks for pointing out my awesomeness 😂😂 @Megabooks 4w
Cinfhen I agree @Kalalalatja this could potentially be a hit 🤞🏽🤞🏽lets hope @vivastory @TrishB (edited) 4w
BarbaraBB Sounds good. I‘ve never heard of this writer. 4w
vivastory @BarbaraBB Her book The Shining Girls is about a time traveling serial killer. I really liked it, but it didn't work for Cindy. 4w
BarbaraBB @vivastory Thanks. That sounds like a hit or miss to me! I‘ll have to find out! 4w
BookwormM I loved The Shining Girls have stacked this 4w
LauraBeth I love the premise that seems to be that men are so weak, they succumb to a super-virus. 😂 4w
Cinfhen Hahaha @LauraBeth that‘s the beauty of fiction😜Like I said this book could be a total hit or miss 🙄 4w
91 likes8 stack adds14 comments