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The Murders of Molly Southbourne by
Tade Thompson

Contributed by Gareth Hague on Jun 9th, 2018. Artwork published in .
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    Source: https://www.amazon.co.uk Macmillan Publishing Group. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Cover photograph by Rekha Garton / Arcangel.

    The rule is simple: don’t bleed.

    For as long as Molly Southbourne can remember, she’s been watching herself die. Whenever she bleeds, another molly is born, identical to her in every way and intent on her destruction.

    Molly knows every way to kill herself, but she also knows that as long as she survives she’ll be hunted. No matter how well she follows the rules, eventually the mollys will find her. Can Molly find a way to stop the tide of blood, or will she meet her end at the hand of a girl who looks just like her? —Macmillan

    A finalist for the 2017 BSFA Award, the 2018 Shirley Jackson Award, and the 2018 Nommo Award

    Alias Cactus has quite a distinctive capital S, so its use hand-rendered on the cover was easy to spot. It is used in standard typeset form on the back cover and title page. Thompson’s novel Rosewater uses Alias Harbour for cover type. I’m guessing this is a coincidence, as the designer and publisher are different.

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    Source: https://www.amazon.co.uk Macmillan Publishing Group. License: All Rights Reserved.

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    • Trade Gothic

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