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Both a brutal fist to the teeth and a tender cry, Manhunt is unlike anything I've ever read. Fran and Beth are an insurmountable duo and I was locked in from the very first word. This book is a carbon-fiber arrow to the shoulder — it sticks with you and it hurts like a mother. Recommended By Stacy W., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
STARRED Reviews in Library Journal and Booklist!
A Most-Anticipated Title in CrimeReads, BookRiot, Bustle, Tor.com, Electric Lit, and more.
Featured in Autostraddle, Apartment Therapy, Goodreads, and more.
Gretchen Felker-Martin's 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, bestselling author of In the Dream House
"Keeps up a relentless velocity while just being plain fun as hell” Torrey Peters, author of Detransition, Baby
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.
"What a refresher it is to read Manhunt, where trans characters don't just take center stage, but are imperfect and complex, and the horror around them and their reactions feel realistic and urgent. Manhunt is brutal and empathetic. This book is dripping with visceral imagery and vulnerability." Archie Bongiovanni, author of A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns
"Felker-Martin's horror chops are top-notch.... A ballsy postapocalyptic tale." Publishers Weekly
"A sensual, tender, honest, and inspirational story of imperfect but well-meaning people banding together in an attempt to not only survive but thrive." Library Journal (Starred Review)
"Highly recommended for those looking for particularly upsetting or disturbing horror fiction." Booklist (Starred Review)
About the Author
Gretchen Felker-Martin, author of Manhunt, is a Massachusetts-based horror author and film critic. You can follow her work on Twitter and read her fiction and film criticism on Patreon, Nylon Magazine, The Outline, and more.