Tade Thompson returns to his "bloody exploration of of identity and self in a changed world" (Publishers Weekly) in The Survival of Molly Southbourne.
Who was Molly Southbourne? What did she leave behind?
A burnt-out basement. A name stained in blood. Bodies that remember murder, one of them left alive. A set of rules that no longer apply.
Molly Southbourne is alive. If she wants to survive, she'll need to run, hide, and be ready to fight. There are people who remember her, who know what she is and what she's done. Some want her alive, some want her dead, and all hold a piece to the puzzles in her head. Can Molly escape them, or will she confront the bloody history that made her?
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Thompson's terrifying and poignant follow-up to 2017's The Murders of Molly Southbourne poses thoughtful questions about identity and what it means to be human, and packs in all the tension of a crackerjack thriller. When Molly Southbourne bleeds, an identical copy of her, called a molly, is made. Until now, she's killed every one of them. However, she might have found a way to stop the cycle. Unfortunately, life isn't much easier without the constant threat of the mollys. When Molly meets a woman named Tamara, who has a similar affliction and has made peace with her copies, Molly hopes to find the reason for her unusual existence. But nothing is quite what it seems, and a horrifying discovery leads to startling revelations. Thompson's atmospheric, twisty narrative radiates low menace and is punctuated by scenes of bloody body horror that aren't for the squeamish. Molly's desire to live not just survive against all odds will continue to garner her adoring fans.