Tell Me an Ending


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$27.99  $26.03
Scribner Book Company
Publish Date
6.0 X 9.1 X 1.6 inches | 1.3 pounds

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About the Author

Jo Harkin studied literature at university. She daydreamed her way through various jobs in her twenties before becoming a full-time writer. She lives in Berkshire, England, and Tell Me an Ending is her first novel.


"Clever and imaginative, Tell Me an Ending is a riveting and thought-provoking exploration of one of our most precious and fragile powers: the ability to remember the moments of our lives." --Karen Thompson Walker, author of The Dreamers

"An extraordinary novel--intelligent and searching, with deep questions about humanity, history and self. Expansive in its scope and themes, but never losing touch with its characters' hearts and minds, Tell Me an Ending is gripping, inventive, and a memory I'll never forget." --Emma Stonex, author of The Lamplighters

"A twisting, electric debut exploring the potential for a life without our most painful or regretful memories. Tell Me an Ending examines the intersection of self and memory--when chosen memories can be removed--and how what we attempt to leave behind eventually catches up with us." --Meredith Westgate, author of The Shimmering State

"A cautionary tale about technology making its way into the very depths of our personal lives, Tell Me an Ending is thought-provoking and utterly compulsive." --Tahmima Anam, author of The Startup Wife

"Suspenseful, richly imagined, and brimming with compassion, Jo Harkin's Tell Me an Ending poses tantalizing questions about technology, ethics, capitalism, memory, trauma, and fate. How far would we go to live a happier life? Who are we without the memories that have shaped us? A feat of ingenious, intricate world-building. I finished the last page desperate to discuss this brilliant novel with everyone I know." --Jessamine Chan, author of The School for Good Mothers
This dystopian debut follows four characters who grapple with the temptations and consequences of erasing the unforgettable." --The New York Times Book Review

"A thrilling dystopian masterpiece. . . . unputdownable." --The Daily Hive

"As thought-provoking as it is suspenseful." --CrimeReads

"An intriguing debut. . . . Harkin boldly imagines an eerily plausible present and masterfully probes several characters. . . . a thrilling speculative novel." --Shelf Awareness (starred review)

"This high-concept debut asks an interesting question: What if we could edit our memories? . . . Harkin builds a picture of a world radically altered by a controversial technology and of people who are learning that you can't change the past without impacting the present. An intellectually and emotionally satisfying thriller." --Booklist

"A richly imagined debut. Harkin keeps the plot tight and times her reveals effectively. It adds up to a smart speculative outing." --Publishers Weekly

"Intriguing and compelling. . . . Interconnected storylines all arrive at the same conclusion: Messing with memory is messy business." --Kirkus Reviews

"An Important novel. . . . Jo Harkin does a masterful job. . . . this mind-bending debut will certainly make you think." --Book Reporter