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ebook / ISBN-13: 9781529346725

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‘An intense, superbly crafted, edge of your seat thrill ride’ Sylvain Neuvel, author of SLEEPING GIANTS

If you could be ANYONE, who would you be?

When a brilliant female scientist searching for an Alzheimer’s cure throws a switch – and finds herself mysteriously transported into her husband’s body, she will change her life – and the world – forever.

Two decades later, ‘flash’ technology allows individuals the ability to transfer their consciousness into other bodies for specified periods, paid, registered and legal. Society has been utterly transformed by the process, from travel to warfare to entertainment. But beyond the reach of the law is a sordid black market called the darkshare, where desperate vessels anonymously rent out their bodies, no questions asked . . . for any purpose.

Anami has her own reasons for using it, and they start with revenge.

Like BLADE RUNNER crossed with GET OUT, Charles Soule’s thought-provoking work of speculative fiction takes us to a world where identity, morality, and technology collide.


An intense, superbly crafted, edge of your seat thrill ride. I loved the two slowly converging storylines, not to mention the most dedicated, hardcore character I've read in a long, long time
Sylvain Neuvel, author of Sleeping Giants
Fast-paced and suspenseful. Soule's uncomfortable vision of the future will please readers of cutting-edge speculative fiction
Publishers Weekly
A sharp, prescient investigation of the human mind inside a breakneck thriller that will have you riveted until the very last twist
Peng Shepherd, author of The Book of M
An imaginative, time-fragmented thriller about the bitter and potentially deadly consequences of body-snatching
Kirkus Reviews
A remarkable, consequential novel and a terrifying wake-up call
Susan Henderson, author of The Flicker of Old Dreams
A wonderfully mysterious thriller that proves Soule is as much a master of prose as he is of comic book script
Chuck Wendig, NYT bestselling author of Wanderers
This volatile and unpredictable novel will entertain and keep you guessing until the very end
New York Journal of Books
The Oracle Year has all of the elements of a straight-ahead Action thriller, while exploring faith, politics, and personal responsibility with heart and a sly, satirical wit straight out of the funny pages
B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog