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The survival of Molly Southbourne

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The survival of Molly Southbourne
Title
The survival of Molly Southbourne
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Tade Thompson
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eng
Summary
"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? " --Amazon.com
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  • The fast-paced sequel to the novella The Murders of Molly Southborne (2017) picks up where the previous story left off, with Molly escaping a house fire and believing herself to finally be rid of her murderous duplicates. Thompson has written another wonderfully unsettling, bizarre story about a girl on the run from herself and the shadowy government figures watching her every move. Molly relies on her mother's training to get her through every obstacle that comes her way, both real and imagined. Some events are so unbelievable that readers will question her sanity—but it is all very real. Some of the mystery surrounding her past is revealed as the book moves through a small glimpse into her life, but many unanswered questions remain at the conclusion, allowing room for a sequel. Give this to readers who like stories that cross the borders between horror, dystopian tales, and science fiction. -- Carrie Rasak (Reviewed 7/5/2019) (Booklist, vol 115, number 21)
  • 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. (July) --Staff (Reviewed 04/08/2019) (Publishers Weekly, vol 266, issue 14, p)
  • Molly Southbourne is alive—or not. Actually, the original Molly is dead, and one of her duplicates has fled the burned-out house and bodies in the basement, taking on her name and life. Trying to stay under the radar and ignoring all the memories of original Molly's training, she ends up in fights and is followed, saved by the mysterious crew on the other end of the phone number that the original Molly's mother established. As the new Molly tries to move on, she discovers that while she may not be able to bleed and create clones as her original did, her mind keeps them alive and talking. There are people who remember what the old Molly can do; people who want to use or kill her, whatever it takes to stay in control. To put the past behind her, Molly is going to have to confront the truth about her creation, her lives and death, all in order to survive. VERDICT The follow-up to The Murders of Molly Southbourne is just as chilling as its predecessor, exploring identity and nature in a captivatingly bloody manner. This distinctive horror novella will linger in readers' minds long after they finish. --Kristi Chadwick (Reviewed 06/01/2019) (Library Journal, vol 144, issue 5, p90)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10786062
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YDX
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Thompson, Tade
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Series statement
Molly Southbourne series
Series volume
book 2
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blood
  • Murder
  • Doppelgängers
  • Horror tales
Label
The survival of Molly Southbourne
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Note
  • "A Tor.com Book" --Title page verso
  • "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1081348671
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
123 pages
Isbn
9781250217264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1081348671
Label
The survival of Molly Southbourne
Publication
Note
  • "A Tor.com Book" --Title page verso
  • "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1081348671
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
123 pages
Isbn
9781250217264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1081348671

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