In Rachel Heng's provocative debut set in near future New York City―where lives last three hundred years and the pursuit of immortality is all-consuming―Lea must choose between her estranged father and her chance to live forever.
"A refreshingly original debut." - Book Riot
"Fans of modern speculative fiction and readers who love stories that warn us to be careful what we wish for will be enthralled by Heng's highly imaginative debut, which deftly asks 'What does it really mean to be alive?'" - Library Journal (starred review)
"Clever, compelling, and wholly believable, this is a superb novel about our most basic desires" - Net Galley (Book Of The Month)
“In exquisitely crafted prose, Rachel Heng gives us a startling look at a version of the world that seems simultaneously wild and plausible. Heng is a bold new talent and a writer to watch.” - Liz Moore, author of Heft and The Unseen World
A 'Most Anticipated Book' by The Independent, ELLE, The Huffington Post, NYLON, The Rumpus, The Irish Times, Book Riot, Tor.com and Grazia Magazine, Suicide Club will be published by Henry Holt, Macmillan (US) and Sceptre, Hachette (UK) and translated into 8 languages worldwide. Available in bookstores on 10 July 2018 or pre-order today.
Advance Praise for Suicide Club
"Heng expertly threads a ribbon of dread through her glittering vistas and gleaming characters... A complicated and promising debut that spoofs the current health culture craze even as it anticipates its appalling culmination." - Kirkus Reviews
"Rachel Heng’s highly readable debut novel is thought-provoking, moving, worryingly convincing – and ultimately hopeful." - The Irish Times
"Transport[s] us to different worlds, give[s] us glimpses into lives we might never otherwise know, and offer[s] us respite from reality." - The Rumpus, 'What To Read When You've Made It Halfway Through 2018"
"Suicide Club is an original and subversive exploration of health obsessions, consumptions, and what makes life worth living." - The Independent, 'The emerging authors to look out for in 2018'
"We now live in an era when tech bros unironically subsist on a product called Soylent and talk about how they're going to try to live forever, so there's probably no better time for a book to come out which centers around a vision of society only slightly removed from our own reality, a place where, thanks to "HealthTech™" and juicing, people might get to live forever." - NYLON, '46 Great Books To Read This Summer'
"Audacious... beautifully paced... How can such a young writer know all these things? Rachel Heng’s first novel is as keen as a sharpened blade. Suicide Club is on the money about where our current obsessions are leading us and yet she makes us care about her characters in deep and old-fashioned ways. It reminded me again and again of Orwell and Huxley. I have the feeling that this is the beginning of a long and illustrious career." - James Magnuson, author of Famous Writers I Have Known
"I happily lost a whole weekend to Suicide Club. This life-affirming book about death lingers long after the last page. ‘Be careful what you wish for’ has never been so chilling, or so gripping." - Erin Kelly, Sunday Times bestselling author of He Said/She Said
"Suicide Club bends genre with grace and artistry, delivering us to the outermost reaches of what's familiar and affirming what dares to still exist there: family, friendship, and forgiveness. With superb writing, Rachel Heng has crafted a world inside of a world gone mad, one where love faces its most difficult test. This is an exciting, bold, inventive novel." - Kristen Iskandrian, author of Motherest
“The future is here. Let's welcome one of its stars. Talented and ferociously intelligent, Heng has produced a glittering debut.” - Joanna Briscoe, author of You
"What is the value of life if it never ends? A feat of blazing imagination, Rachel Heng's Suicide Club is a thought-provoking look at a near-future society that feels a quarter-turn away from ours. Heng's storytelling gleams, but this novel doesn't shy away from darkness--thank goodness." - Kelly Luce, author of Pull Me Under
"Suicide Club is [a novel] that glitters, darkly. A ‘Dorian Gray’ nightmare of a future where the sought-after beauty is barely even skin deep, it’s a subversive celebration of life. It makes us consider what’s actually valuable, and what ‘healthy living’ really means." - Nick Clark Windo, author of The Feed
"I am in awe of the deeply disturbing yet utterly convincing world Heng manages to create. I loved the book's central message: the beauty in imperfection, the importance of letting go. I loved the flawed and fearsome central characters... Suicide Club is a bold and brilliant book." - Francesca Jakobi, author of Bitter
"I always love novels that can combine powerful writing with massive levels of compassion and heart, and Suicide Club is one such book. Its genre-straddling dark heart can't fail to impress." - James Smythe, author of The Machine and The Testimony