The Murders of Molly Southbourne (Paperback)

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Telling a good horror tale in novella form is an art, and Tade Thompson absolutely nails it! Every time Molly Southbourne bleeds, new mollys appear. In her childhood the mollys were kind... until they weren't. Now she's killed herself hundreds of times. This gem of a novella is dark, disturbing, and utterly gorgeous. 

Buy it.

Read it.

And whatever you do: don't bleed.

— From Justus


"A bold outpouring of flesh and crisis at once horrifying and familiar." --The New York Times

Every time she bleeds a murderer is born. Experience the horror of Tade Thompson's The Murders of Molly Southbourne. A finalist for the 2017 BSFA Award.

The rule is simple: don't bleed.

For as long as Molly Southbourne can remember, she's been watching herself die. Whenever she bleeds, another molly is born, identical to her in every way and intent on her destruction.

Molly knows every way to kill herself, but she also knows that as long as she survives she'll be hunted. No matter how well she follows the rules, eventually the mollys will find her. Can Molly find a way to stop the tide of blood, or will she meet her end at the hand of a girl who looks just like her?

About the Author

TADE THOMPSON lives and works in the south of England. His background is in medicine, psychiatry and social anthropology. His first novel Making Wolf won the Golden Tentacle Award at the 2016 Kitschies. His second novel Rosewater is a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award and is on the 2016 Locus Recommended Reading List, and his short story The Apologists has been shortlisted for a British Science Fiction Association award. He enjoys jazz, comics, and baking deformed bread.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780765397133
ISBN-10: 0765397137
Publisher: St. Martins Press-3pl
Publication Date: October 3rd, 2017
Pages: 128
Language: English