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"By far the best book I've read this year.” —Roxane Gay

#1 Best Book of 2022 (Vulture)A Best Horror Novel of All Time (Cosmopolitan) • One of the Best Horror Novels of 2022 (Esquire, Library Journal, Paste, and CrimeReads) A Top 10 Horror Debuts of 2022 (Booklist) A Goodreads Choice Award nominee for Best Horror A Best Book of 2022 ( • A Best SFF Book of 2022 (Gizmodo) • A Top 25 Most Influential Works of Postwar Queer Literature (The New York Times Style Magazine).

Manhunt is an explosive post-apocalyptic novel that follows trans women and trans men on a grotesque journey of survival.

“A modern horror masterpiece.” —Carmen Maria Machado

Beth and Fran spend their days traveling the ravaged New England coast, hunting feral men and harvesting their organs in a gruesome effort to ensure they'll never face the same fate.

Robbie lives by his gun and one hard-learned motto: other people aren't safe.

After a brutal accident entwines the three of them, this found family of survivors must navigate murderous TERFs, a sociopathic billionaire bunker brat, and awkward relationship dynamics—all while outrunning packs of feral men, and their own demons.

"A filthy, furious delight."—The New Yorker

Also by Gretchen Felker-Martin:
Black Flame

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38 reviews
Penelope Lanse
April 28, 2022
I just finished Manhunt by Gretchen Felker-Martin. A splattercore post apocalyptic novel written by trans people, for trans people. Where cis men have been turned into monsters, militant TERFs rise to power, and trans folk do what they can to survive in a post collapse New England. Oh, and JKR dies in a house fire! (lol) I was excited to read a book with TERFS as the baddies. And, I did get that. But I also got a novel whose gaze is unflinchingly honest in it's portrayal of trans people's relationship to their own and other's bodies. It authentically shows the kind of dysphoric intrusive inner dialogue that lashes out at you, and poisons your thoughts of others. While also showing deep love and appreciation for all aspects of trans bodies, even the ones we often hate about ourselves. And, that's exactly what I needed. It's brutal, exciting, disgusting, heartfelt, horrifying, funny, devastating, tender, full of blood and gore and violence, and super horny. I absolutely loved it.
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rickie edens
December 24, 2022
The figures of Beth and Fran are very believable, rich and deep. I only read the first example of the book, and am certainly buying it, just because I want to know how they will fare. I'm sure I'll miss them when I've finished the book, which is always a sign you're reading the book of a good writer. This is fiction, I don't get what all of the fuss is about, geez, lots and lots of exciting fictional books have been written about people falling victim to fascists and nazi's, without the fascists and nazi's whining that "the book is calling for violence against them, boohoo" ;-)
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Andrey Losev
November 15, 2023
not usually a fan of horror but my favorite parts of this book aren't really about "traditional" horror anyway. very honest and relatable portrayal of trans experience
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About the author

GRETCHEN FELKER-MARTIN is a Massachusetts-based bestselling horror author and film critic. Her debut novel, Manhunt, was named the #1 Best Book of 2022 by Vulture, and was one of the Best Horror Novels of 2022 by Esquire, Library Journal, and Paste. Her sophomore novel, Cuckoo, debuted on the USA Today bestseller list. You can read her fiction and film criticism on Patreon and in TIME, The Outline, Nylon, and more.

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