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

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… ?


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

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“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”
the Times

“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

“A novel with an enormous heart, infused with a sense of gratitude for everything that makes us who we are”
daily Express

The Humans is a laugh-and-cry book. Troubling, thrilling, puzzling, believable and impossible. Matt Haig uses words like a tin-opener. We are the tin”
Jeanette Winterson


Matt Haig

Matt Haig is the author of five novels, including the bestselling The Last Family in England - which has been optioned by Brad Pitt’s production company - and his latest, The Radleys, which was selected for Channel 4’s TV Book Club and was voted the winner of the series in 2011. His works have been translated into over twenty languages, and he has also written award-winning books for children. He lives in York and London.



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