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The Humans

by Matt Haig

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd | June 24, 2013 | Trade Paperback

5 out of 5 rating. 4 Reviews

Body-snatching has never been so heartwarming . . .

The Humans is a funny, compulsively readable novel about alien abduction, mathematics and that most interesting subject of all: ourselves. Combine Douglas Adams'' irreverent take on life, the universe and everything with a genuinely moving love story, and you have some idea of the humour, originality and poignancy of Matt Haig''s latest novel.

Our hero, Professor Andrew Martin, is dead before the book even begins. As it turns out, though, he wasn''t a very nice man-as the alien imposter who now occupies his body discovers. Sent to Earth to destroy evidence that Andrew had solved a major mathematical problem, the alien soon finds himself learning more about the professor, his family and "the humans" than he ever expected. When he begins to fall for his own wife and son-who have no idea he''s not the real Andrew-he must choose between completing his mission and returning home, or findinga new home, right here on Earth.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 Pages, 5.91 × 8.27 × 0.79 in

Published: June 24, 2013

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1443423653

ISBN - 13: 9781443423656

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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The Humans

The Humans

by Matt Haig

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 Pages, 5.91 × 8.27 × 0.79 in

Published: June 24, 2013

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1443423653

ISBN - 13: 9781443423656

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Body-snatching has never been so heartwarming . . .

The Humans is a funny, compulsively readable novel about alien abduction, mathematics and that most interesting subject of all: ourselves. Combine Douglas Adams'' irreverent take on life, the universe and everything with a genuinely moving love story, and you have some idea of the humour, originality and poignancy of Matt Haig''s latest novel.

Our hero, Professor Andrew Martin, is dead before the book even begins. As it turns out, though, he wasn''t a very nice man-as the alien imposter who now occupies his body discovers. Sent to Earth to destroy evidence that Andrew had solved a major mathematical problem, the alien soon finds himself learning more about the professor, his family and "the humans" than he ever expected. When he begins to fall for his own wife and son-who have no idea he''s not the real Andrew-he must choose between completing his mission and returning home, or findinga new home, right here on Earth.

Editorial Reviews

"A brilliant exploration of what it is to love, and to be human. . . .Heartwarming and hilarious, weird and utterly wonderful. One of the best books I''ve read in a very long time." -S. J. WATSON, AUTHOR OF BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP

PRAISE FOR THE RADLEYS:

"A very funny book-social satire masquerading as flippant black humour. It''s rare that you can call a novel charming that involves murder and blood-drinking, but that''s exactly what Matt Haig has provided us: a smart little fable and commentary on suburban living and family dysfunction, told with a sly wink and a great deal of wit and humour." -THE GLOBE AND MAIL

"[A] novelist of considerable seriousness and talent." -THE NEW YORK TIMES

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