Hervé le Tellier

The Anomaly
  • The Anomaly


    'Just when you think you've worked it out . . . well, you probably haven't' DAILY MAIL
    'Mind-bending. Written with page-turning conviction' THE TIMES
    'A mind-bending, prize-winning speculative thriller' GUARDIAN
    'An intoxicating mix of the magical and life's big questions' FINANCIAL TIMES

    No one knows how it happened. But it'll change their lives forever...

    During a terrifying storm, Air France flight 006 - inexplicably - duplicates.

    For every passenger, there are now two: a double with the same mind, body and memories.

    Only one thing sets them apart - while one plane lands in March, the other doesn't arrive until June.

    But if there are two of them, which one will get to keep the life they've built?

    As they prepare to meet, they must decide just how far they'll go to fight for what's theirs . . .

    New York Times: Best Thriller of the Year
    Publishers Weekly: Best Thriller of the Year
    Lit Hub: Favorite Book of the Year
    CrimeReads: Best International Crime Novel of the Year
    PopSugar: Best Mystery/Thriller of the Month

    Readers LOVE The Anomaly:

    'I absolutely loved this thrilling, addictive book' 5 star reader review
    'This book spun my head. Fascinating, fantastic and thought provoking' 5 star reader review
    'I absolutely love this book. It's a one-of-a-kind story, with perfect pacing. I would highly recommend' 5 star reader review
    'An incredible read - intriguing and original. Keeps you fascinated until the very last page' 5 star reader review
    'A brilliant read...so cleverly written' 5 star reader review

Hervé Le Tellier is a writer, journalist, mathematician, food critic, and teacher. Since 1992, he has been a member of the prestigious and experimental Oulipo group of writers and mathematicians, who work to push against the boundaries of form and structure. At the age of 64, with a decades-long career and several novels, essay and short story collections to his name, The Anomaly is his breakout hit. In 2020, it was awarded the prestigious Prix Goncourt, and has sold over a million copies.

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