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What do you do if your life is no longer your own?
When flight Air France 006 enters a terrifying storm, the plane - inexplicably - duplicates. For every passenger on board that day, there are now two - a double with the same mind, body and memories.
Just one thing sets them apart. One plane leaves the storm in March. The other doesn't land until June. For world leaders, the emergence of the June flight raises serious alarms. No science, faith, or protocol can explain this unprecedented event.
But for the passengers, a bigger question is at stake. What happens to them, now that their life is shared? What happens to those who land in June, when their March doubles make decisions that will change their lives forever?
And as the doubles prepare to meet, they have an extraordinary decision to make.
If there are two of them, and just one life - who gets to live it?
A runaway bestseller and winner of the 2020 Prix Goncourt, The Anomaly is a genre-defying, whip-smart novel that explores the very essence of who we are.
PRAISE FOR THE ANOMALY
'Buckle your seatbelts, as Hervé le Tellier takes you on an extraordinary ride. You won't want to put this book down until the very last page!' Leïla Slimani, bestselling author of Lullaby
'It's a phenomenal read. So clever yet also so gripping' Harriet Tyce
'Wow, whan an exciting, original blend of theory and heart. It's astonishing' Janice Hallett
'The Anomaly is one and ten novels at once, brilliantly connecting every mystery of intimacy with the great mystery of humanity' Michel Bussi
'An extraodinary mix of existential thriller and speculative fiction...a thought-provoking, literary work' Publishers Weekly
'A witty, erudite novel...a treat throughout, with - at its centre - that head-spinning conceit that will leave you deep in thought for a long time after reading the final page. It is rare to have so much fun with something so intelligent' Nicolas Mathieu, author of And Their Children After Them, winner of the 2018 Prix Goncourt
'An adventure, a page turner, a bestseller, but also an experimental, highly literary work' Le Figaro Magazine
'It's dizzying, exhilarating, brilliant!' Nicholas Carreau, Europe 1
'The novel is a tour de force' Toute La Culture
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Buckle your seatbelts, as Hervé le Tellier takes you on an extraordinary ride. You won't want to put this book down until the very last page!
Wow, what an exciting, original blend of theory and heart. It's astonishing. I can't describe it, except to say: read it, and prepare for a whole new perspective on your own existence - and plane travel
The Anomaly is one and ten novels at once, brilliantly connecting every mystery of intimacy with the great mystery of humanity
It's a phenomenal read. I loved how it tied together. So clever yet also so gripping
An extraordinary mix of existential thriller and speculative fiction. Questions of philosophy, mathematics and astrophysics bend this novel far from the typical mold, and Le Tellier's characters must confront the deepest questions of existence. This thought-provoking literary work deserves a wide readership
A witty, erudite novel, teeming and minutely detailed, a treat throughout, with-at its centre-that head-spinning conceit that will leave you deep in thought for a long time after reading the final page. It is rare to have so much fun with something so intelligent
An extraordinary, fast-paced, disturbing novel, perfect for these extraordinary, fast-paced, disturbing times. Think Steven Spielberg meets Umberto Eco with a side order of black humour, generously sprinkled with genuine emotion
A uniquely, gloriously, provocatively French contribution to the sci-fi thriller genre - it will keep you guessing, get your heart pounding, and make you feel and wonder and - above all - think
In The Anomaly, Hervé Le Tellier has delivered a volatile and compelling thriller that has you hurtling toward the mystery at the heart of the novel from page one. The Anomaly is a gripping and moving blend of Blake Crouch's Dark Matter, the television show Lost, with a bit of The Philadelphia Experiment thrown in for good measure. I couldn't put it down.
Exhilarating, thought-provoking, funny, and devastating. The Anomaly is unlike anything else I've read this year