For thirty years, Area X has remained mysterious and remote behind its intangible border – an environmental disaster zone, though to all appearances an abundant wilderness.
The Southern Reach, a secretive government agency, has sent eleven expeditions to investigate Area X. One has ended in mass suicide, another in a hail of gunfire, the eleventh in a fatal cancer epidemic.Now four women embark on the twelfth expedition into the unknown.
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A contemporary masterpiece. Guardian
Hauntingly weird and brilliantly new ... These are contemporary masterpieces and career-defining novels. Adam Robert, Books of the Year, Guardian
A lasting monument to the uncanny ... You find yourself afraid to turn the page. Guardian
VanderMeer's novel is a psycho-geographical tour de force, channelling Ballard and Lovecraft to instill the reader with a deep, delicious unease. Financial Times