Another nice review of Afterland, this time in the Boston Globe. It’s behind a paywall, but here’s some good outtakes:
If you’re ready for a wild ride across an America forever changed by a devastating pandemic, climb aboard “Afterland” by Lauren Beukes. It’s a summer thriller with a mother and son at the center; they’re on the run, pursued by malevolent forces, hoping to cross the border and go home. It’s a lot — but it’s also a lot of fun…
And writer Carolyn Kellogg on Billie, Cole’s sister and her nemesis chasing her across the USA: “She can be an entrancing villain, often woozy with pain or painkillers and written in the most stylish prose.”
Dreamy photo nicked from @shelovesthepage‘s gram.