“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”
‘Matt Haig is a supreme talent and a writer to cherish, and The Humans is undoubtedly his magnum opus’ Guardian
THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME. OR IS THERE?
After an ‘incident’ one wet Friday night where he is found walking naked through the streets of Cambridge, Professor Andrew Martin 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 an alien species and hates everyone on the planet. Everyone, that is, except Newton, and he’s a dog.
Who is he really? And what could 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 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”
“Great idea, great plot and superb comedy, especially from the alien’s puzzled analyses of primitive human ways”
“Matt Haig is a supreme talent and a writer to cherish, and The Humans is undoubtedly his magnum opus”
“A novel with an enormous heart, infused with a sense of gratitude for everything that makes us who we are”
Matt Haig is the number one bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive and six highly acclaimed novels for adults, including How to Stop Time and The Radleys. 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 published in over forty languages.
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