The Book Eaters

The Book Eaters

by Sunyi Dean
The Book Eaters

The Book Eaters

by Sunyi Dean


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We love books about books and stories about stories, but here is a gothic fantasy about a family that literally eats books to consume knowledge. This extraordinary debut is a story of sacrifice and betrayal, queer identity and acceptance, and what makes a monster.

"I devoured this."—V. E. Schwab, New York Times bestselling author of The Invisible Life of Addie La Rue

An International Bestseller

An NPR Best Sci Fi, Fantasy, & Speculative Fiction Book of 2022

A Book Riot Best Book of 2022

A Vulture Best Fantasy Novel of 2022

A Goodreads Best Fantasy Choice Award Nominee

A Library Journal Best Book of 2022

Out on the Yorkshire Moors lives a secret line of people for whom books are food, and who retain all of a book's content after eating it. To them, spy novels are a peppery snack; romance novels are sweet and delicious. Eating a map can help them remember destinations, and children, when they misbehave, are forced to eat dry, musty pages from dictionaries.

Devon is part of The Family, an old and reclusive clan of book eaters. Her brothers grow up feasting on stories of valor and adventure, and Devon—like all other book eater women—is raised on a carefully curated diet of fairy tales and cautionary stories.

But real life doesn't always come with happy endings, as Devon learns when her son is born with a rare and darker kind of hunger—not for books, but for human minds.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250810205
Publisher: Tor Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/27/2023
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 37,411
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Sunyi Dean, author of The Book Eaters, is an autistic author of fantasy fiction. Originally born in the States and raised in Hong Kong, she now lives in Yorkshire with her children. When not reading, running, falling over in yoga, or rolling d20s, she sometimes escapes the city to wildswim in lonely dales.
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