We loved MR Carey’s brilliant post-apocalyptic fable The Girl With All The Gifts, and we weren’t the only ones. The novel was a huge success and the film version, also written by Carey and starring Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine and Glenn Close. is set to stun a whole new audience and fans alike.
So we’re very, very excited to hear that Carey is returning to the world he created for a new novel: The Boy On The Bridge.
The author announced that “Returning to the world of The Girl With All the Gifts felt like coming home in a weird way. And every time I visit I find something I didn’t know was there. The Boy on the Bridge is very much its own thing, not a continuation of Melanie’s story but a new journey with a new cast of characters. But it answers a lot of questions that The Girl With All the Gifts implicitly asked.”
Orbit Publisher Tim Holman said that “The Girl With All the Gifts has been a genuine word-of-mouth phenomenon and it’s getting bigger every month. We’ve already sold 600,000 copies worldwide and sold rights in twenty-nine languages – and of course we’re hugely looking forward to the movie coming later this year. It’s a wonderful novel that has redefined a genre and been embraced by an extraordinary range of readers. The Boy on the Bridge is equally brilliant – and we can’t wait to publish it.”
We’re huge fans of Carey’s work (the Felix Castor novels, Lucifer, his run on Hellblazer to name a few) so it’s great to hear he’s retuning to such a vivid world with a new story. In the meantime, the film of The Girl With All The Gifts is released on 23 September.
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