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The Humans

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ABOUT
THE BOOK

There’s no place like home, or is there?

After an ‘incident’ one wet Friday night where Professor Andrew Martin is found walking naked through the streets of Cambridge, he is not feeling quite himself. Food sickens him. Clothes confound him. Even his loving wife and teenage son are repulsive to him. He feels lost amongst a crazy alien species and hates everyone on the planet. Everyone, that is, except Newton, and he’s a dog.

What could possibly make someone change their mind about the human race. . . ?

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Matt
Haig

Matt Haig is the number one bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive and six highly acclaimed novels for adults, including The Humans and The Radleys. He has also written books for children and has won the Blue Peter Book Award, the Smarties Book Prize and has been shortlisted three times for the Carnegie Medal. He has sold more than a million books in the UK and his work has been translated into over forty languages.

Matt Haig is the number one bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive and six highly acclaimed novels for adults, including The Humans and The Radleys. He has also written books for children and has won the Blue Peter Book Award, the Smarties Book Prize and has been shortlisted three times for the Carnegie Medal. He has sold more than a million books in the UK and his work has been translated into over forty languages.

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NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS

Highly original and funny. A book that makes you laugh out loud and at the same time reflect deeply on what it means to be alive – and to be human. A wonderful and unique book.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
09/05/2013
Author
Publisher
Canongate

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