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My Name Is Monster - Katie Hale

My Name Is Monster - Katie Hale
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Title: My Name Is Monster

Author:  Katie Hale

ISBN:  9781786896353

Weight:  741g

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My Name Is Monster by Katie Hale

“I do not know how she has survived until now.  I do not know how I have survived either, come to think of it.  I have just kept going.  I have paid the right price.  I have continued to live.  Now, we will survive together.  I will be her Mother, and she will be my Monster.”

After the Sickness has killed off her parents, and the bombs have fallen on the last safe cities, Monster emerges from the Arctic vault which has kept her alive.  When she washes up on the coast of Scotland, everyone she knows is dead, and she believes she is alone in an empty world.

Monster begins the long walk south, scavenging and learning the contours of this familiar land made new.  Slowly, piece by piece, she begins to rebuild a life.  Until, one day, she finds a girl: another survivor, feral, and ready to be taught all that Monster knows.  But the lessons the girl learns are not always those Monster means to teach…

Inspired by Robinson Crusoe and Frankenstein, My Name Is Monster is a novel about power, about the things that society leaves imprinted on us when the rules no longer apply, and about the strength and the danger of a mother’s love.

Peer & Press Reviews

A complex, accomplished debut.  The prose dazzles while the themes of feminism, power and fertility sneak in for a gut-punch.  It kept me gripped from the first page, and the characters continue to live and breathe in my imagination.

Kirsty Logan, author of The Gracekeepers

Powerful and unflinching…  This is a humane, tender and often painful exploration of the ways in which daughters consider themselves to be braver, smarter and more independent than their mothers, as well as the strength of love and hope in an empty world.  Hale has crafted a gripping and intense dystopian fairytale…  A must-read.

The Skinny Magazine

Katie Hale has written two fascinating, flawed and compelling characters and, with only two people and an empty world, has created a novel that is gripping, insightful and unique.

Claire Fuller, author of Our Endless Numbered Days

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Title My Name Is Monster
Author
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On the tipped-in title page
Book Stats
Publisher Canongate Books
Publication date
Printed by Clays Ltd, Elcograf S.p.A.
ISBN 13 9781786896353
ISBN 10 1786896354
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 311
Size (h x w x d) 224 x 144 x 32mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph Phil Rigby
Design Gill Heeley

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