The Humans

Matt Haig

I know that some of you reading this are convinced humans are a myth, but I am here to state that they do actually exist
The Humans by Matt Haig (Paperback ISBN 9780857868787) book cover

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The fantastic new novel from the author of The Radleys, the TV Book Club hit of 2011


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… ?

“Matt Haig’s hilarious novel puts our species on the spot”

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“A brilliant exploration of what it is to love, and to be human, The Humans is both heartwarming and hilarious, weird, and utterly wonderful. One of the best books I’ve read in a very long time”
S J Watson

“Haig’s unexpectedly raw tale of love, belonging, and peanut butter… It’s funny, clever and quite, quite lovely”
Sam Baker
sunday Times

“A wonderfully funny, gripping and inventive novel. Like Kurt Vonnegut and Audrey Niffenegger, Haig uses the tropes of science fiction to explore and satirise concepts of free will, love, marriage, logic, immortality and mercy with elegance and poignancy”
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Matt Haig

Matt Haig is the number-one bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive and five highly acclaimed novels for adults, including The Radleys and How to Stop Time. As a writer for children and young adults he has won the Blue Peter Book Award, the Smarties Book Prize and been shortlisted three times for the Carnegie Medal. His work has been translated into over 30 languages.


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