A Novel

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“Lovers of alternate histories will find much that fascinates in this bold experiment in timelines and trauma.” Booklife

What readers are saying:
“Sci-Fi with both brains & a heart.” BookBub
“I did not want to put it down, and I did not stop
thinking about it after.”
“In a few years this will really be ‘that’ 2020 book.”

2021. The pandemic never happened here. That’s the bad news. Now there are tanks in the streets. The good news is that there’s a way out. Amid the chaos, one man is given the chance to escape his dystopian reality. But what will he find on the other side?

“Sometimes it feels like everything caught fire at once. The world took a wrong turn somewhere.” What if you discovered the world really had taken a wrong turn? If you were offered a way out, would you take it?

A man grieving the recent loss of his mother and traumatized by America’s rapid descent into a fascist police state is shocked to discover the explanation for his mysterious seizures: He’s in the wrong universe. A drug trial promises to return him to the branch where he belongs. But it might be too good to be true.

Readers are calling Branches: A NovelThe Man in the High Castle for the age of doomscrolling,” a fast-paced mystery that combines the history-bending science fiction of Philip K. Dick and the all-too-plausible dystopian worlds of Margaret Atwood with a sharp, original voice from debut author Adam Peter Johnson.

Take a journey through the multiverse that shines a light on various crises playing out in America today, from political extremism to police brutality. It’s a story that explores the road not taken, questions the nature of fate, and asks what it would take for one person to truly change their life. Branches: A Novel will make you look at the world in a new way in this deeply personal journey through fear, grief and redemption.