BOOKS

South

Frank Owen

RRP: £7.99

2 March 2017

Published by Corvus

ISBN: 9781782398929

RRP: £4.99

7 July 2016

Published by Corvus

ISBN: 9781782398912

South takes place in a USA ravaged by Civil War. It’s been thirty years since the first wind-borne viruses ended the war between North and South – and still they keep coming. Every wind brings a new and terrifying way to die. The few survivors live in constant fear, hiding from the wind – and from each other.

In this harsh Southern expanse, brothers Garrett and Dyce Jackson are on the run from brutal law-enforcers. They meet Vida, a lone traveller on a secret quest. Together, they will journey into the dark heart of a country riven by warfare and disease.

This is the story of Dyce and Vida.

This is the story of end-time.

This is the story of The Cure and how it came too late.

This is the story of South.

REVIEWS

Dark and beautiful and surprising. I loved it.
Lauren Beukes author of The Shining Girls

South is an absolute blinder of a book. With its cracking pace, unforgettable characters, deliciously gruesome premise and you-won't-see-them-coming twists, if this doesn't make 'book of the year' shortlists, I will eat my Stetson. The Sisters Brothers meets The Stand, it's a post-apocalyptic genre game changer.
Sara Lotz

There are echoes of Cormac McCarthy's The Road and Stephen King's The Stand, plus graphic violence and heart-stopping action set pieces, but what lifts South above many recent examples of the subgenre is Owen's pared-down prose, slick narrative and the sensitive depiction of Dyce and Vida's relationship.
Guardian