Foe: A Novel

· Simon and Schuster · Narrated by Jacques Roy
5 reviews
5 hr 31 min
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About this audiobook

*Now a major motion picture starring Saoirse Ronan and Paul Mescal*

A taut, psychological thriller from Iain Reid, “one of the most talented purveyors of weird, dark narratives in contemporary fiction” (Los Angeles Review of Books).

Severe climate change has ravaged the country, leaving behind a charred wasteland. Junior and Henrietta live a comfortable if solitary life on one of the last remaining farms. Their private existence is disturbed the day a stranger comes to the door with alarming news.

Junior has been randomly selected to travel far away from the farm, but the most unusual part is that arrangements have already been made so that when he leaves, Henrietta won’t have a chance to miss him. She won’t be left alone—not even for a moment. Henrietta will have company. Familiar company.

Told in Iain Reid’s sparse, biting style, Foe is a “mind-bending and genre-defying work of genius” (Liz Nugent, author of Unraveling Oliver) that will stay with you long after you turn the final page.

Ratings and reviews

5 reviews
Chester Johnson
October 1, 2018
A psychological Sci-Fi thriller set in the not too distant future, this book really explores the relationships and day to day lives of an isolated husband and wife doing their normal routines. This book takes you one direction, then sends you in another, only to end up some place completely different. A true mind bending story that doesn't end the way you think it will mid way through, but throws you an unexpected twist at the end. I really don't want to say more to ruin the read for someone else. This could have been an episode of Black Mirror for sure! A slow starting book, but still a solid 4 star rating.
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Jess Palko
August 27, 2023
awesome book! very suspenseful and eerie
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About the author

Iain Reid is the author of four previous books, including his New York Times bestselling debut novel I’m Thinking of Ending Things, which has been translated into more than twenty languages. Oscar winner Charlie Kaufman wrote and directed the film adaptation for Netflix. His second novel, Foe, is being adapted for film, starring Saoirse Ronan, with Reid cowriting the screenplay. His latest novel is We Spread. Reid lives in Ontario, Canada. Follow him on Twitter @Reid_Iain.

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