When the Floods Came

When the Floods Came

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In a world prone to violent flooding, Britain, ravaged 20 years earlier by a deadly virus, has been largely cut off from the rest of the world. Survivors are few and far between, most of them infertile. Children, the only hope for the future, are a rare commodity.

For 22-year-old Roza Polanski, life with her family in their isolated tower block is relatively comfortable. She's safe, happy enough. But when a stranger called Aashay Kent arrives, everything changes. At first he's a welcome addition, his magnetism drawing the Polanskis out of their shells, promising an alternative to a lonely existence. But Roza can't shake the feeling that there's more to Aashay than he's letting on. Is there more to life beyond their isolated bubble? Is it true that children are being kidnapped? And what will it cost to find out?

Clare Morrall, author of the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted Astonishing Splashes of Colour , creates a startling vision of the future in a world not so very far from our own, and a thrilling story of suspense.

Publisher: London : Sceptre, 2016
Edition: Paperback edition
ISBN: 9781444736519
1444736515
Characteristics: 342 pages ; 20 cm

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scissorsnglue May 28, 2017

A vividly written addition to the post-apocalyptic genre. Would make a good Young Adult read as the main protagonist is a teenaged girl.

samdog123 Oct 25, 2016

England in the future--decimitated by an incurable virus and massive weather changes. The Polanski family lives in a deserted tower connected to the world by the internet. Parents, Moth and Popi try to protect their children from the dangers of the new world. Thinking that they are safe because no one knows where they are, they are all shocked when Aashay suddenly appears in one of the vacant apartments. What does he want and how does he know so much about the world they exist in? The story is told from the perspective of the oldest daughter, Roza, a woman in her twenties. The writing is outstanding and although you'll start the book and think nothing is happening, there is a sinister tone to the entire book. The author uses nursery rhymes to describe what's going on and that is creepy as well. I couldn't wait to find out what finally happens to all the characters. This is great adult dystopian fiction.

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