The Seventh Son

Sebastian Faulks

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Penguin Books
30 May 2024
ISBN: 9781804942833
Paperback
368 pages

From the publisher

'Extraordinary' WILLIAM BOYD
‘Faulks is an enviably graceful and economical writer’ ​GUARDIAN

A CHILD WILL BE BORN WHO WILL CHANGE EVERYTHING

Tech billionaire Lukas Parn has an ambitious plan. Behind the doors of the IVF clinic in his London institute, a daring switch is made. Young academic Talissa Adam believes she is simply carrying a child for a grateful family, but the baby inside her is different from any living human. The boy, Seth, grows up unaware, though his parents not that he’s different: he can’t make plans, is unaware of danger and seems to have at least one extra sense. But as Seth becomes a man, the truth about him is revealed and the world starts to hunt him down.


‘ [An] unsettling book from one of our most popular novelists; it’s also one of his best’ ​FINANCIAL TIMES
‘His greatest novel yetANTONY BEEVOR
'Profoundly moving . . . a wonderful and life-affirming love storyJAMES HOLLAND
'Original and enthralling' PETER JAMES