Books The Boy on the Bridge by M. R. Carey Hardcover, 392 pages, Orbit, List Price: $26 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Boy on the BridgeAuthorM. R. Carey Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary A standalone novel set in the same world as The Girl with All the Gifts finds a clever boy declared the savior of his land and dispatched outside the gates to the region of monsters. Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy Fiction Also by M. R. Carey Fellside The Girl With All the Gifts Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about The Boy on the Bridge Review Book Reviews Actions Can Have Horrifying Consequences In 'The Boy On The Bridge' May 6, 2017 M.R. Carey follows up his zombie apocalypse thriller The Girl With All The Gifts with a standalone story set in the same world, also featuring an unusual child and a crew of determined scientists.