AN INSTANT NYT BESTSELLER AND 2023 WILLIAM C MORRIS AWARD FINALIST
“A chimera of horror, romance, and something stranger. Hell Followed with Us won me over to its vision of a grotesque future where we're still here, still queer, and more monstrous than ever.” – Rose Szabo, author of What Big Teeth
"With vivid prose and a mirror held up to the ugliest parts of ourselves, White is poised to become a defining voice of our generation." — H.E. Edgmon, author of The Witch King
“Hell Followed with Us is as beautiful as it is hard to read. This is what horror can and should be.” — Cliff Helm, Left Bank Books, St. Louis, MO
A furious debut novel from Andrew Joseph White about embracing the monster within and unleashing its power against your oppressors. Perfect for fans of Gideon the Ninth and Annihilation.
Sixteen-year-old trans boy Benji is on the run from the cult that raised him—the fundamentalist sect that unleashed Armageddon and decimated the world’s population. Desperately, he searches for a place where the cult can’t get their hands on him, or more importantly, on the bioweapon they infected him with.
But when cornered by monsters born from the destruction, Benji is rescued by a group of teens from the local Acheson LGBTQ+ Center, affectionately known as the ALC. The ALC’s leader, Nick, is gorgeous, autistic, and a deadly shot, and he knows Benji’s darkest secret: the cult’s bioweapon is mutating him into a monster deadly enough to wipe humanity from the earth once and for all.
Still, Nick offers Benji shelter among his ragtag group of queer teens, as long as Benji can control the monster and use its power to defend the ALC. Eager to belong, Benji accepts Nick’s terms…until he discovers the ALC’s mysterious leader has a hidden agenda, and more than a few secrets of his own.
Designer: Melia Parsloe
Illustrator: Evangeline Gallagher
“Astounding and exhilarating…. This fast-paced adventure is chaotic in the best way, featuring diverse and relatable characters that readers will fall in love with.”
"This cinematically gory apocalyptic horror not only delivers high stakes, fast-paced action... it engages critically with the intertwining impacts of colonialism, capitalism, and [w]hite supremacy."
“This debut is a moving and timely tale of queer perseverance, offering hope for those fighting for the right to exist without apology.”
"...a long, sustained scream to the various strains of anti-transgender legislation multiplying around the world like, well, a virus."
"...a rousing and timely tale of tenacity and a transformative depiction of apocalypse through a queer lens."
"Hell Followed with Us is a utopian model for queer community masquerading as a dystopian YA novel."