Books This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada Hardcover, 424 pages, Simon & Schuster, List Price: $18.99 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThis Mortal CoilAuthorEmily Suvada Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary In a world where people are implanted with technology to recode their DNA, gene-hacking genius Cat must decrypt her late father's message concealing a vaccine to a horrifying plague. Genres: Nonfiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about This Mortal Coil Review Book Reviews 'This Mortal Coil' Will Get You All Twisted Up November 9, 2017 Emily Suvada's debut novel — a high-tech young adult dystopia — is bursting with ideas (and exploding viruses). And while it might seem like a conventional thriller, it's got a twist to reckon with.