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The Measure - Nikki Erlick

The Measure - Nikki Erlick
 The Measure - Nikki ErlickThe Measure - Nikki Erlick 

These books are from a signed and numbered exclusive edition of only 250 copies.

Title: The Measure

Author:  Nikki Erlick

ISBN:  9780008491512

Weight:  958 g

Signed and numbered exclusive first edition, first printing



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Our price:  £67.50

The Measure by Nikki Erlick

A luminous, spirit-lifting blockbuster for readers of The Midnight Library.

Eight ordinary people.  One extraordinary choice.

It seems like just another morning.  You make a cup of tea.  Check the news.  Open the front door.  But today, when you open your front door, waiting for you is a small wooden box.  This box holds your fate inside: the answer to the exact number of years you will live.

From suburban doorsteps to desert tents, every person on every continent receives the same box.  In an instant, the world is thrust into a collective frenzy.  Where did these boxes come from?  What do they mean?  Is there truth to what they promise?

As society comes together and pulls apart, everyone faces the same shocking choice: Do they wish to know how long they’ll live?  And, if so, what will they do with that knowledge?

The Measure charts the dawn of this new world through an unforgettable cast of characters whose decisions and fates interweave with one another: best friends whose dreams are forever entwined, pen pals finding refuge in the unknown, a couple who thought they didn’t have to rush, a doctor who cannot save himself, and a politician whose box becomes the powder keg that ultimately changes everything.

Enchanting and deeply uplifting, The Measure is a sweeping, ambitious, and invigorating story about family, friendship, hope, and destiny that encourages us to live life to the fullest.

Peer & Press Reviews

The Measure has a strong emotional heart with an array of characters exploring their frightening, but sometimes beautiful new worlds.  Ultimately, [it] is about the power of human resilience.

Luke Allnutt, author of We Own the Sky

Perfect for book clubs, Erlick’s The Measure is equal parts charming and thought-provoking.  It takes a philosophical question – what if everybody on earth knew exactly how long they had left to live? – and explores, with compassion and pragmatism, how the implications would trickle down into every area of modern life, from politics to intimacy.

Marie Claire

What an incredible book!  It’s truly original with an intriguing premise that’s beautifully executed.

Ruth Hogan, author of The Keeper of Lost Things

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title The Measure
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Edition background: This numbered edition of only 250 copies was commissioned by a leading online bookshop working in association with the publisher.  These are the only UK signed editions.
Edition features:

This exclusive edition has yellow sprayed page edges while the fore edge of the text block also features a string design (see image).  In addition, the jacket has a green / yellow colourway while that of the trade edition is red / yellow.

Each book’s number is handwritten on the title page, which also confirms the book is a first edition and signed by the author.

Number 105 [of 250]
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On the tipped-in title / number page
Book Stats
Publisher HarperCollinsPublishers
Imprint The Borough Press
Publication date
Printed by CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13 9780008491512
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 349
Size (h x w x d) 241 x 161 x 35mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph Federico Photography
Jacket design Ali Al Amine
Jacket illustration Shutterstock

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