After the Flood

After the Flood

A Novel

eBook - 2019
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An inventive and riveting epic saga, After the Flood signals the arrival of an extraordinary new talent. A little more than a century from now, our world has been utterly transformed. After years of slowly overtaking the continent, rising floodwaters have obliterated America’s great coastal cities and then its heartland, leaving nothing but an archipelago of mountaintop colonies surrounded by a deep expanse of open water. Stubbornly independent Myra and her precocious seven-year-old daughter, Pearl, fish from their small boat, the Bird, visiting dry land only to trade for supplies and information in the few remaining outposts of civilization. For seven years, Myra has grieved the loss of her oldest daughter, Row, who was stolen by her father after a monstrous deluge overtook their home in Nebraska. Then, in a violent confrontation with a stranger, Myra suddenly discovers that Row was last seen in a far-off encampment near the Arctic Circle. Throwing aside her usual caution, Myra and Pearl embark on a perilous voyage into the icy northern seas, hoping against hope that Row will still be there. On their journey, Myra and Pearl join forces with a larger ship and Myra finds herself bonding with her fellow seekers who hope to build a safe haven together in this dangerous new world. But secrets, lust, and betrayals threaten their dream, and after their fortunes take a shocking—and bloody—turn, Myra can no longer ignore the question of whether saving Row is worth endangering Pearl and her fellow travelers. A compulsively readable novel of dark despair and soaring hope, After the Flood is a magnificent, action packed, and sometimes frightening odyssey laced with wonder—an affecting and wholly original saga both redemptive and astonishing.
Publisher: [S.l.]: HarperCollins, 2019.
ISBN: 9780062889393
Characteristics: 432 p.
Additional Contributors: cloudLibrary

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feralranger
Dec 08, 2019

Really liked about 3/4 of this book. Had interesting characters, world building was good but unfortunately the last few chapters fell apart for me and took it down to three stars. It’s a well paced book and very readable but I cannot shake the dissatisfaction of the finale. I’d like to read other reviews here and see what you think of it as a whole.

JCLGreggW Aug 29, 2019

In a future world overrun by water, Myra is a mother who embarks on a Odyssey-like quest to retrieve her daughter, long thought missing, from raiders. This debut novel is thoughtful yet gripping, an elegant cli-fi similar to Bacigalupi's THE WATER KNIFE.

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