Can’t Wait Wednesday : Motherland by Lauren Beukes

Can't Wait Wednesday

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme that was originally created by Breaking the Spine.  Unfortunately Breaking the Spine are no longer hosting so I’m now linking my posts up to Wishful Endings Can’t Wait Wednesday. Don’t forget to stop over, link up and check out what books everyone else is waiting for.  If you want to take part, basically, every Wednesday, we highlight a book that we’re really looking forward to.  This week my book is : Motherland by Lauren Beukes:  Because – Lauren Beukes!!

motherlandThis is America, but not like you know it. Years after the decimation of the male population by a super-virus, the country has refashioned itself with new laws, new customs, and new methods of shame and punishment. Now, hiding a living and healthy male is one of the gravest offenses, rivaled only by the murder of a man. Cole is a mother on the run, guilty of both crimes, and desperate to find a safe life for her adolescent boy Miles.

As the two drift throughout the transformed states of the West, they hide Miles’ identity while evading a mysterious, powerful man bent on justice. From a commune in the Rockies to a high security laboratory in the redwoods of northern California, the two tensely negotiate an existence on the fringes of a new America.

Cole’s goal for her son and herself is escape, a family in South Africa, a slim chance at a better life. Mother and child see their chance, at last, in the wanderings and secret goals of a cult–if only Cole can keep Miles’ true self hidden, and as long as they can stay one step ahead of an ex-boyfriend from hell.

A brilliant blend of psychological suspense, American noir, and trenchant science fiction.

Due for publication: April 2019

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16 Responses to “Can’t Wait Wednesday : Motherland by Lauren Beukes”

  1. waytoofantasy

    I have yet to read a Lauren Beukes novel but I do have one in my TBR pile that someone bought me. I hope you enjoy this when it comes out, sounds interesting!

  2. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    I really should just hunker down and read this author. I’m pretty sure I’d love her. This one sounds super interesting as well.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’ve liked a few of her books but think you might like The Shining Girls.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Tammy

    Yes!! Super excited for this. It’s been a while since I read something by Beukes. Great choice, Lynn😁

  4. Captain's Quarters

    SIGN ME UP! I love her writing and can’t wait to get to this one. Nice choice. Arrr!
    x The Captain

  5. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Yeah, I’m really curious to read more by her. This one is on the watchlist.

    • @lynnsbooks

      It sounds quite different from some of her others but I like that about her – she never seems to write in the same area.
      Lynn 😀

  6. Carmen

    Sounds very good. A dark dystopian this one.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Just what I’m in the mood for 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s precisely what I feel in the mood for and I do really like this author so hopefully this will work out really well.
      Lynn 😀

  7. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    I loved The Shining Girls and I have wanted to read other works by Beukes since then: maybe this will be my next one… Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I loved The Shining Girls too – I can’t remember which book was my first read by Lauren Beukes, possibly Zoo City, but I love her work and always keep my eye open for her next book.
      Lynn 😀

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