The Island at the End of the World

By Sam Taylor
(Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143116257, 224pp.)

Publication Date: August 25, 2009

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the September 2009 Indie Notables
“In this fascinating post-apocalyptic novel, Sam Taylor crafts the story of the last survivors of The Flood: a family of four isolated in the simplicity of their own little Eden. But, from the beginning, we sense something eerie suffusing the idyllic atmosphere, and when the harmony of their world is breached by a stranger, ugliness erupts and relationships begin to disintegrate.”
-- Jennie Turner-Collins, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Cincinnati, OH


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A chilling post-apocalyptic tale of how far a father will go to protect his children?from the author of The Amnesiac

In a world nearly destroyed by catastrophic floods, one family has been spared. Many years ago, as the waters rose, a father and his three children took to their ark and drifted to the safety of a small island. Life there is a quiet idyll of music and farming?and young Alice, Finn, and Daisy are grateful for their salvation?until the day a stranger swims ashore. A terrifyingly plausible adventure story, The Island at the End of the World is a mesmerizing novel from an exciting new writer.

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