Waiting on Wednesday – Motherland by Lauren Beukes
Waiting on Wednesday is a meme that was hosted by Breaking the Spine to let us share our excitement for books coming out soon. It has gone the way of the wind and no longer hosted there. But Wishful Endings is now hosting Can’t Wait Wednesday so we can keep the momentum going and link up there.
This book doesn’t come out for over a year, so I will likely regret using it as WoW post so early when it gets closer to release. But, I have been watching for a new book by Lauren Beukes for a while and so excited to finally get some details. It sounds amazing, and I obviously can’t wait!
Motherland by Lauren Beukes
Also by this author: Broken Monsters
Published by Mulholland Books on April 1st 2019
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.
14 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday – Motherland by Lauren Beukes”
This sounds pretty interesting!
This one is new to me
Yes! Great choice. I just saw this a few days ago and I cannot wait! The cover doesn’t look like a Beukes novel at all so I’m very curious?
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Oh this sounds good and new to me.
It’s a new one to me and it does sound like it would an interesting read for sure. Great find.
Oh a cult….sign me up!
This sounds good. What happened to the male population and a virus. I can sympathize with a mother’s love for her son. Love the cover. Good pick!
Mary my Can’t Wait Wednesday
Sounds a good bit like Y: The Last Man.
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It’s Beukes. I’m there.
This sounds great. Although I could see it going meh as well… it’s a tough topic!
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I love this genre and haven’t heard of this author before. I’m thinking I’ll go check out her first book. But a year until this comes out. Might have to wait to read the other one for a while.
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This one sounds fascinating – a bit like The Handmaid’s Tale but in reverse… Thank you for sharing it:)
Yay, I knew you’d be featuring this one today! I’m looking forward to it too!
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Wow nice. Haven’t seen this one but it sure gets your attention w/ that cover! Sounds really original too.
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