Fans of The Power will love this addictive novel' Stylist
A masterful speculative novel exploring the fine lines between faith, conspiracy, and mania in contemporary America.
While lying in bed next to her husband one night, Claire Devon hears a low hum that he cannot. And, it seems, no one else can either. This innocuous noise begins causing Claire headaches, nosebleeds, insomnia, gradually upsetting the balance of her life, though no obvious source or medical cause can be found. When she discovers that a student of hers can also hear the hum, the two strike up an unlikely and intimate friendship. Finding themselves increasingly isolated from their families and colleagues, they fall in with a disparate group of neighbours who also perceive the sound. What starts as a neighbourhood self-help group gradually transforms into something far more extreme and with far-reaching, devastating consequences.
The Listeners is an exhilarating and erotic novel exploring the seduction of the wild and unknowable, the human search for the transcendent, the rise of conspiracy culture in the West, and the desire for community and connection in our increasingly polarised times.
Jordan Tannahill is a Canadian living in London and is already an internationally acclaimed playwright. Two of his plays have won a Governor General's Literary Award, Canada's highest state honour for literature. He has written one previous novel, LIMINAL which was published in Canada by House of Anansi and was named one of the best Canadian novels of 2018 by CBC Books. Inspired by real-life occurrences THE LISTENERS will be Tannahill's debut novel in the UK and America.