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The Murders of Molly Southbourne
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The Murders of Molly Southbourne
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"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 2018 Shirley Jackson Award, and the 2018 Nommo 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?

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

"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 2018 Shirley Jackson Award, and the 2018 Nommo 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?

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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  • TADE THOMPSON lives and works in the south of England. He is the author of the Rosewater trilogy (winner of the Nommo Award and John W. Campbell finalist) , The Murders of Molly Southbourne (nominated for the Shirley Jackson Award, the British Science Fiction Award, and the Nommo Award), and Making Wolf (winner of the Golden Tentacle Award). His interests include jazz, visual arts and MMA. He is addicted to reading.
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  • Publisher's Weekly

    August 14, 2017
    In Thompson’s chilling novella, Molly Southbourne has an unusual problem: when she bleeds, a copy of her is made, and it eventually turns murderous, forcing her to kill it. There are precautions she can take, and from the time she’s a little girl, growing up on a farm with her mother and father, she’s taught how to deal with her blood when it escapes her body. The rules are thus: “If you see a girl who looks like you, run and fight. Don’t bleed. If you bleed, blot, burn, and bleach. If you find a hole, find your parents.” The psychological implications of a child having to kill identical copies of herself (called mollys) is nightmarish, but otherwise Molly thrives, and eventually she heads out on her own. She attends college and attempts to use sex as a balm, hoping to find meaning in her existence. At a particularly grim point, she calls the rules “useless, an attenuation at best.” Thompson (Rosewater) ratchets up the body count, but this isn’t just gore for gore’s sake; there is a real aching sadness in Molly’s isolation, and when she discovers a possible explanation for her condition, it does nothing to assuage her hopelessness. This bloody exploration of identity and self in a changed world will stay with readers long after they finish the last page.

  • Library Journal

    September 15, 2017

    Since childhood, Molly Southbourne has known she was different, with her parents setting a specific rule that she must never bleed. For when she bleeds, another identical molly is born to kill her. Molly has watched herself die many times, both at her parents' hands and at her own. She has learned how to survive her many selves, developing skills that would shame serial murderers and prevent her from living a normal life. No matter how much care she takes, Molly will bleed, and the other versions of herself will eventually find her. While she's accepted the specter of death chasing her, she wonders if there is any way to change her fate? VERDICT Horror fans will love Thompson's (Making Wolf; Rosewater) sordid, dark, and coldly logical tale.--KC

    Copyright 2017 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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