Watch a Short Film Based on The Flame Alphabet

Read an Excerpt | Author Q&A

In The Flame Alphabet, the most maniacally gifted writer of our generation delivers a novel about how far we will go in order to protect our loved ones.

When the sound of children’s speech becomes lethal, young parents Sam and Claire make the decision to flee their daughter, Esther. On the eve of their departure, Claire mysteriously disappears, and Sam, determined to find a cure for this new toxic language, presses on alone into a foreign world to try to save his family.

Erin Cosgrove has created a short film based on the book. Watch below: