“With her third novel, Farren easily slips into horror and speculative fiction with a searing story of forgiveness and survival.”
Thirty years old and mute, Malachi receives a truly remarkable job offer: Six months as warden for Raizier Pharmaceuticals, and they’ll graft him a new tongue.
The job is on an oil rig, part of the company’s secret organ-farming project. Raizier says these donors are evil, but Malachi begins to question if they deserve their fate.
The desperate stories cannot be silenced, even his own story. Malachi comes to understand the prisoners, even those who scare him the most, and realizes that to save just one of them from the horrible fate that awaits, he must risk everything, even himself, to save them all.
Why we’re excited about this book:
T.C. Farren calls Cape Town, South Africa home, but her work has taken the world by storm. Author of the novels Whiplash (adapted for film as Tess), and Snake, she was nominated for a SAFTA award for her screenplay of Tess. With her third novel, Farren easily slips into horror and speculative fiction with a searing story of forgiveness and survival. Publishers Weekly calls The Book of Malachi “Thought-provoking and disturbing … This striking horror novel is not for the faint of heart.”, and Sunday Times (SA) says: “The Book of Malachi will have you ripping through the pages. Part thriller, part horror, part speculative fiction: this gripping read goes to the heart of ethical quandaries, forcing the reader to ask: ‘What if it were me?’“.
Forthcoming from Titan Books 10 November 2020, The Book of Malachi by T.C. Farren is available for pre-order now.