The Dead and the Gone

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The Dead and the Gone

By Susan Beth Pfeffer

Graphia Books, Paperback, 9780547258553, 321pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2010

Description

Susan Beth Pfeffer's "Life as We Knew It "enthralled and devastated readers with its brutal but hopeful look at an apocalyptic event an asteroidhitting the moon, setting off a tailspin of horrific climate changes. Now this harrowing companion novel examines the same events as theyunfold in New York City, revealed through the eyes of seventeen-year-old Puerto Rican Alex Morales. When Alex's parents disappear in the aftermath of tidal waves, he must care for his two younger sisters, even as Manhattan becomes a deadly wasteland, and food and aid dwindle.
With haunting themes of family, faith, personal change, and courage, this powerful novel explores how a young man takes on unimaginable responsibilities.



About the Author
Susan Beth Pfeffer is the author of more than seventy books including the New York Times bestseller Life As We Knew It, which was nominated for more than twenty state awards. This riveting tale about life after a meteor devastates the earth is continued in two critically acclaimed companion novels, The Dead & The Gone and This World We Live In. Susan Beth Pfeffer lives in Middletown, New York.