The Island at the End of the World

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The Island at the End of the World

By Sam Taylor

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143116257, 215pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2009

Description
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.


About the Author
Sam Taylor has written for "The Guardian, ""Financial Times, ""Vogue "and "Esquire", and has translated such works as the award-winning "HHhH" by Laurent Binet, and the internationally-bestselling "The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair" by Joel Dicker.