The End We Start From by Megan Hunter

The End We Start From by Megan Hunter

"I'm not gonna lie: I'm felling some pretty strong Post-Apocalyptic Fiction fatigue these days.  However, This book is really something special.  A woman gives birth just as the flood waters rise to wipe out London.  We follow her and her child around for the next year as she wanders through a country full of people just trying to hold on.  Written in hauntingly beautiful prose, Hunter takes what could be a terrifyingly depressing situation and turns it into an uplifting meditation on motherhood and the resilience of human life.  The most impressive debut I've read all year."  - Recommended by Wayne

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ISBN: 9780802126894
Availability: Special Order
Published: Grove Press - November 7th, 2017

Preempted by publishers around the world within days of the 2016 London Book Fair, The End We Start From heralds the arrival of Megan Hunter, a dazzling and unique literary talent. Hunter's debut is a searing original, a modern-day parable of rebirth and renewal, of maternal bonds, and the instinct to survive and thrive in the absence of all that's familiar.


As London is submerged below floodwaters, a woman gives birth to her first child, Z. Days later, she and her baby are forced to leave their home in search of safety. They head north through a newly dangerous country seeking refuge from place to place. The story traces fear and wonder as the baby grows, thriving and content against all the odds.


The End We Start From is an indelible and elemental first book--a lyrical vision of the strangeness and beauty of new motherhood, and a tale of endurance in the face of ungovernable change.