Release: August 2021
Despite living on Earth for almost thirty years, Simon Armstrong knows he is not of our world.
Still, with his interplanetary mission almost over, he’ll soon be saying goodbye to a life he’s struggled to navigate and the humans he doesn’t much like. The only creature he’ll likely miss will be Merle, the antisocial cat he shares his home with.
Simon does, however, have a minor problem — he has no idea how They will orchestrate his extraction from our planet. With the threads of his earthly existence unravelling by the day, all he can do is wait patiently for a sign.
Then, with time running out, he stumbles upon a significant clue to his departure. What Simon doesn’t know is that clue could uncover a truth more arcane than any alien world.
“With hints of Gail Honeyman’s Eleanor Oliphant and Matt Haig’s The Humans, Pearson’s latest read is a page-turner of a tale that drags the reader in every direction possible. A fantastic story, superbly told.”