Cults and communes in fiction

 Special priceThe Incendiaries

The Incendiaries

R. O. Kwon

A powerful, darkly glittering novel about violence, love, faith, and loss, as a young Korean American woman at an elite American university is drawn into acts of domestic terrorism by a cult tied to North Korea.

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Arcadia

Arcadia

Lauren Groff

FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF FATES AND FURIES In the fields of western New York State in the 1970s, on the grounds of a decaying mansion called Arcadia House, a few dozen idealists set out to live off the...

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 Read reviewHope Farm

Hope Farm

Peggy Frew

'They were inescapable, the tensions of the adult world - the fraught and febrile aura that surrounded Ishtar and those in her orbit, that whined and creaked like a wire pulled too tight.'

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The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly

The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly

Stephanie Oakes

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Glory O'Brien's History of the Future

Glory O'Brien’s History of the Future

A. S. King

When Glory O'Brien is transformed by a power to see a person's infinite past and future, she's bombarded with visions of a terrifying world: a second civil war breaks out, and girls vanish daily. And even though Glory may not see...

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The Boundless Sublime

The Boundless Sublime

Lili Wilkinson

Ruby Jane Galbraith is an ordinary girl seeking peace in the wake of family tragedy. Her search leads her into a community that seems guided by love. And it's only after she's drawn into its web that she learns its sinister...

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Harmony

Carolyn Parkhurst

By the author of two New York Times bestsellers, a heartwrenching and tense drama about a troubled family, who give up everything to join an experimental 'family camp' - with life-changing consequences.

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Amity & Sorrow

Amity & Sorrow

Peggy Riley

Not everyone wants to be saved.

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Various Pets Alive and Dead

Various Pets Alive and Dead

Marina Lewycka

For twenty years Doro and Marcus lived in a commune, convinced lentils and free love would change the world. They didn't. What they did do was give their children a terror of radicalism, dirt, cooking rotas and poverty. So when...

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Survivor

Survivor

Chuck Palahniuk

Tender Branson, the last surviving member of the Creedish death cult, has commandeered a Boeing 747, emptied of passengers, in order to tell his story to the plane's black box before it crashes.

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Drop City

Drop City

T. C Boyle

It is the seventies, at the height of flower power. Star has just joined Drop City, a hippie commune in sunny California living the simple, natural life. But underneath the drugs, music and transcendent bliss, she slowly discovers...

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Whit

Whit

Iain Banks

* Paperback reissue of a modern 'Pilgrim's Progress' - Iain Banks' WHIT.

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Seed

Seed

Lisa Heathfield

Fifteen-year-old Pearl has lived her whole life protected within the small community at Seed, where they worship Nature and idolise their leader, Papa S. When some outsiders arrive, everything changes. Pearl experiences feelings...

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