|By (author):||Reid, Iain|
|Subject:||FICTION / Canadian|
|FICTION / Literary|
|FICTION / Psychological|
|FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense|
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster|
|Size:||8.37in x 5.50in|
|From The Publisher*||A taut, psychological mind-bender from the bestselling author of I'm Thinking of Ending Things.|
We don't get visitors. Not out here. We never have.
Junior and Hen are a quiet married couple. They live a comfortable, solitary life on their farm, far from the city lights, but in close quarters with each other. One day, a stranger from the city arrives with surprising news: Junior has been randomly selected to travel far away from the farm...very far away. The most unusual part? Arrangements have already been made so that when he leaves, Hen won't have a chance to miss him at all, because she won't be left alone-not even for a moment. Hen will have company. Familiar company.
Foe examines the nature of domestic relationships, self-determination, and what it means to be (or not to be) a person. An eerily entrancing page-turner, it churns with unease and suspense from the first words to its shocking finale.
|Review Quote*||Praise for Foe|
"I couldn't put it down. It infected my dreams. A creepy and brilliant book."
|Review Quote*||Praise for I'm Thinking of Ending Things|
"An ingeniously twisted nightmare road trip through the fragile psyches of two young lovers. My kind of fun!"
|Review Quote*||"An unnerving exploration of identity, regret and longing. Delightfully frightening."|
|Review Quote*||"Generally speaking, there are two types of twists characteristic of the contemporary thriller: the twist the reader doesn't see coming, and the twist the reader senses, but can't quite put together on their own. The twist in I'm Thinking of Ending Things is of the latter sort, and powerfully so…. It has the sort of ending that will inspire readers to re-read the novel immediately, to try to figure out just how it was done."|
|Review Quote*||"Reid has written a superbly crafted psychological thriller, with forays into the metaphysical, which promises to keep you up at night on both counts."|
|Review Quote*||"As a reader, it's impossible to tell if you're reading a horror story, a love story, or even perhaps a vampire story. This is a genre-twisting novel, and one that is delightfully confusing. It's smart and it will keep readers guessing until the very end."|
|Review Quote*||"Touching on themes of love, isolation, mental illness and fear, this is a terrifying and totally engrossing psychological thriller."|
|Review Quote*||"The boldest and most original literary thriller to appear in some time. . . . In addition to Cronenberg, the ghost of Stephen King hovers over these pages."|
|Review Quote*||"An existential whodunit."|