Flogging Mollys: Revealing Tade Thompson’s The Survival of Molly Southbourne

In 2017, we thrilled at The Murders of Molly Southbourne, the novella-length debut from Tade Thompson (who later went on to wow us in longer form with the aliens-over-Nigeria thriller Rosewater). It’s a bloody horrific little story about a woman with a terrible affliction: every time she bleeds, she births a double of herself, identical in every way and more than eager to replace her by means of violence.

In the first book, Molly found an… unexpected way to cure herself, but it would appear the method didn’t take—or so we assume: this year, Molly returns in The Survival of Molly Southbourne, and today, we’re showing off the cover.

Find it below the official summary, and place your preorders for the book’s July 9 release.

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?

Cover photograph © Wojciech Zwolinski/Arcangel; cover design by Christine Foltzer

Preorder The Survival of Molly Southbourne, available July 9, 2019.

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