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Composite Creatures

How close would you hold those you love, when the end comes? And what would you do for your own survival?

File Under: Science Fiction [ Teratoma for One | Nine Lives | Cell Patchwork | Till Death ]

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Available on April 13, 2021.
In a society where self-preservation is as much an art as a science, Norah and Arthur are learning how to co-exist in their new little world. Though they hardly know each other, everything seems to be going perfectly – from the home they’re building together to the ring on Norah’s finger.
But survival in this world is a tricky thing, the air is thicker every day and illness creeps fast through the body. And the earth is becoming increasingly hostile to live in. Fortunately, Easton Grove is here for that in the form of a perfect little bundle to take home and harvest. You can live for as long as you keep it – or her – close.
Release Date



13th April 2021 | 9780857669032 | epub & mobi | £4.99/$6.99/$7.99

US Print

13th April 2021 | 9780857669025 | Trade Paperback | $14.99/$16.99

UK Print

13th April 2021 | 9780857669025 | Paperback | £9.99

Goodreads URL Read & Review

“With a feline inscrutability, Composite Creatures exerts a compelling hold on the imagination – Ray Bradbury meets Sally Rooney. Deliciously creepy!”
– Chris Riddell, triple Award-winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal

A strong debut, and one that makes me want to read more from this up-and-coming author.”
– Marija Smits on Bone Ovation

“Caroline Hardaker’s debut poetry pamphlet is a triumph of contemporary myth-making.”
– Sabotage Reviews

Caroline Hardaker is a poet and novelist from the northeast of England. She has published two collections of poetry, and her work has appeared worldwide in print and on BBC radio.  She is Writer in Residence for Newcastle Puppetry Festival and is currently collaborating with the Royal Northern College of Music to produce a cycle of songs to be performed throughout the year. She lives and writes in Newcastle.

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