A startlingly unique and powerfully affecting novel from a remarkable up-and-coming voice in speculative fiction. It is the story of a lost generation and a boy who just wants to be one of us.
'The Girl with All The Gifts meets To Kill A Mockingbird' Claire North, author of The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
'It's quite rare to find a story with this much heartbreaking impact . . . this is skilful, powerful stuff' SciFiNow
THEY CALL IT THE PLAGUE
A generation of children born with extreme genetic mutations
THEY CALL IT A HOME
But it's a place of neglect and forced labour
THEY CALL HIM A FREAK
But Dog is just a boy who wants to be treated as normal
THEY CALL THEM DANGEROUS
They might be right
The story of a lost generation, and a boy who just wants to be one of us.
'One of Us is a stunning achievement in speculative fiction' Shelf Awareness
'An amazing tour-de-force . . . One of Us rattled me to the core. An engrossing, emotionally-charged book and a work of terrible beauty. I loved it, heart and soul' John Dixon
'Without a doubt one of the best books I'll read this year . . . a compelling work of near perfection' Bracken MacLeod
'This is not a kind book, or a gentle book, or a book that pulls its punches. But it's a powerful book and it will change you' Seanan McGuire
Craig DiLouie's One of Us is without a doubt one of the best books I'll read this year . . . This book has The Island of Dr Moreau's social conscience, the X-men's imagination and Harper Lee's heart. But it is DiLouie's skill as a storyteller that blends all of that into a compelling work of near perfection
An amazing tour-de-force . . . One of Us rattled me to the core. An engrossing, emotionally-charged book and a work of terrible beauty. I loved it, heart and soul
This is not a kind book, or a gentle book, or a book that pulls its punches. But it's a powerful book and it will change you
One of Us is a powerful and heartbreaking tale about hate fear, and truth. Craig DiLouie is fearless as he explores the dark territory of the human heart
Frightening in its familiarity, One of Us is a tale of human monsters and monstrous humans - authentic, brutal and inevitable
This seamless fable of loss, violence and hope forces us to examine what it means to be different and what it means to be human
Craig DiLouie is an acclaimed American-Canadian author of literary dark fantasy and other fiction. Formerly a magazine editor and advertising executive, he also works as a journalist and educator covering the North American lighting industry. Craig is a member of the Imaginative Fiction Writers Association, International Thriller Writers and Horror Writers Association. He currently lives in Calgary, Canada with his two wonderful children.