The new cover for SLIPPING, the debut collection from the award-winning and bestselling Lauren Beukes
In her edgy, satiric debut collection SLIPPING: FICTION,
ESSAYS, & OTHER WRITING, award-winning South African journalist and author Lauren Beukes (THE SHINING GIRLS, MOXYLAND) never holds back. Nothing is simple and everything is perilous when humans are involved: greed, corruption, struggle, and even love (of a sort).
- A permanent corporate branding gives a young woman enhanced physical abilities and a nearly-constant high
- Recruits lifted out of poverty find a far worse fate collecting biohazardous plants on an inhospitable world
- The only adult survivor of the apocalypse decides he will be the savior of teenagers; the teenagers are not amused.
From Johannesburg to outer space, art galleries to subways, even Twilight to Mordor, these are ruthless stories full of surprises. As Beukes warns us, “At least in fiction, unlike real life, you can get justice.”
The internationally award-winning and bestselling South African author Lauren Beukes’ novels include THE SHINING GIRLS, BROKEN MONSTERS, ZOO CITY, and MOXYLAND. Her graphic novel work includes Vertigo’s SURVIVOR’S CLUB, the FABLES spin-off FAIREST, and WONDER WOMAN. Beukes’s nonfiction Has appeared at numerous venues including THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, THE SUNDAY TIMES, MARIE CLAIRE, AND ELLE.
Her fiction has won praise from the likes of Stephen King, George R. R. Martin, James Ellroy, Gillian Flynn. Her books have been regularly featured in best of the year roundups by outlets such as NPR, Amazon, and the LOS ANGELES TIMES. Amongst her many honors, Beukes has received the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the University of Johannesburg prize, and the Strand Critics Choice Award. She lives in Cape Town, South Africa.
SLIPPING: FICTION, ESSAYS, & OTHER WRITING slides into local realities this Fall.
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Cover by Clara Bacou
Design by Elizabeth Story