Number One Fan: A Thrilling Horror Novel (Original)
Meg Elison (Author)
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Description"Elison's brutal, incisive novel cuts to the heart of what makes public figures vulnerable and asks us to question our voyeurism." --New York Times Book Review
She created a beautiful world. Now he wants it all.
On her way to a speaking engagement, bestselling novelist Eli Grey gets into a cab and accepts a drink from the driver, trusting that everything is fine. She wakes up chained in the stranger's basement. With no close family or friends expecting her to check in, Eli knows she needs to save herself. She soon realizes that her abduction wasn't random, and though she thinks she might recognize her captor, she can't figure out what he wants. Her only clues are that he's very familiar with her books and deeply invested in the fantastical world she creates. What follows is a test of wills as Eli pits herself against a man who believes she owes him everything--and is determined to take it from her.
Terrifying and timely, set against the backdrop of convention culture and the MeToo reckoning, Number One Fan unflinchingly examines the tension between creator and work, fandom and source material, and the rage of fans who feel they own fiction.
August 30, 2022
5.2 X 7.9 X 0.9 inches | 0.35 pounds
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About the Author
Meg Elison is an author and feminist essayist. Her debut, The Book of the Unnamed Midwife, won the 2014 Philip K. Dick award. She is a Hugo, Nebula, Locus, Sturgeon, and Otherwise awards finalist. Elison is a high school dropout and a graduate of UC Berkeley. She lives in a queer poly commune on the East Coast. megelison.com @megelison
"A tense, gripping, page-turning masterpiece..." --San Francisco Chronicle "Number One Fan is a tense ride from the start as we're introduced to one of the most deeply unsettling villains I've encountered in a long time. It's about fighting for who and what you are when it would be easier to simply give up and be someone else's idea of you. It's about pain and resilience and redemption. In short, it's terrific." --Richard Kadrey, New York Times bestselling author of Sandman Slim "A tense, creepy, and deeply spooky thriller that locks you down and wrings you out in the best way possible. I had other things to do today, but I couldn't put this down--so those things didn't get done. All Meg's fault. I hope she's happy, drat her."--Cherie Priest, author of The Toll