One of the most disturbing books I’ve read in the last few years is Iain Reid’s Foe. The story is a riveting, yet slow burn story about a marriage that is about to go through significant changes in the near future.
A taut, psychological mind-bender from the bestselling author of I’m Thinking of Ending Things.
We don’t get visitors. Not out here. We never have.
Junior and Hen are a quiet married couple. They live a comfortable, solitary life on their farm, far from the city lights, but in close quarters with each other. One day, a stranger from the city arrives with surprising news: Junior has been randomly selected to travel far away from the farm…very far away. The most unusual part? Arrangements have already been made so that when he leaves, Hen won’t have a chance to miss him at all, because she won’t be left alone—not even for a moment. Hen will have company. Familiar company.
Foe examines the nature of domestic relationships, self-determination, and what it means to be (or not to be) a person. An eerily entrancing page-turner, it churns with unease and suspense from the first words to its shocking finale.
I quickly made my way through Foe, and I felt extremely tense the whole time I was reading. Biff Bam Pop! is lucky to offer you a chance to win one of two copies of the book, which is available now from Simon and Schuster. Just tell us your fave sci-fi couple in the comments, on Facebook, or via Twitter. We’ll choose two random winners. This contest is open to Canadian residents only, anc closed Sunday, August 19th at 11:59 PM ET.