Advance Praise

“Something all its own, a psychologically devastating tale told with a fine literary eye." —James Scott, author of The Kept


"Like the best science fiction, Goodhouse transcends genre, posing uncomfortable questions that feel depressingly urgent. A powerful meditation on chance, freedom, and what it means to be alive." —Daniel Alarcón, author of At Night We Walk in Circles


"Goodhouse is a smart, literate thriller set in a foreseeable future where genetic profiling is meant to prevent crime but becomes—instead—a terrifying tool for oppression, discrimination, and violence.” —Katherine Dunn, author of Geek Love


"Peyton Marshall is a writer of intelligence and keen observation with a great future ahead." —A. L. Kennedy, author of Day


Like Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go, Goodhouse is a gripping excursion to a vividly imagined and profoundly disturbing future. It's an unforgettable first novel -- a work of striking originality, empathy and skill." —Jennifer Haigh, author of Faith 


"A debut of extraordinary power and vision. A new voice for the ages." —Laura van den Berg, author of The Isle of Youth


"Goodhouse grabbed me by the throat and lifted me off the ground and held me suspended there until its final sentence. Then the book began its real work on me: haunting my waking thoughts, invading my dreams. I’m half convinced that while I was caught in the thrall of James Goodhouse’s story, Peyton Marshall’s prose was performing secret surgery on some other, deeper sector of my brain. This is an astonishing novel." —Antoine Wilson, author of Panorama City and The Interloper


"A bold bullet of a book." —Robin Romm, author of The Mercy Papers


"Goodhouse is as thrilling as it is thought-provoking, as tough as it is tender, and it will roar upon you with all the consuming power and furious beauty of a conflagration." —Josh Weil, author of The Great Glass Sea


"Peyton Marshall has hit a grand slam homer her very first time at the plate. Goodhouse is thrilling and wonderful and dark." Mark Childress, author of Georgia Bottoms and Crazy in Alabama


"Political and thought-provoking, Goodhouse is above all else an adventure, a page-turning account of one boy's journey through a vivid and dangerous world." Karen Joy Fowler, author of The Jane Austen Book Club


"A turbulent story with an empathetic hero, Goodhouse takes the reader into frighteningly vivid captivity in the sinister Goodhouse educational system. " Laline Paull, author of ​The Bees